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- n. a system of population control in the ex-USSR, (regional) residence permit, registration
- n. the stamp in the Soviet internal passport (serving as a personal ID) with the registered address.
- n. domicile, place where one lives (as stated in the stamp)
From Russian прописка (propíska), from прописывать (propísyvat', "write into"). (Wiktionary)