Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In Russia, a voluntary association of workiugmen for any general or specific purpose.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun a Russian or Soviet craftsmen's collective

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Russian артель.

Examples

  • Why are German victims only being asked to come up with $650 when the amount the record label c artel is demanding from US victims starts at $750?

    Big Music German rampage

  • He expressed with great animation his views upon communal peasant ownership of land, and saw in the "artel" the future of social organization.

    Leo Tolstoy: Childhood and Early Manhood

  • Why are German victims only being asked to come up with $650 when the amount the record label c artel is demanding from US victims starts at $750?

    Big Music German rampage

  • Ossip, bore himself with humble obsequiousness, and continued to assume a guise of simplicity which none the less did not prevent him, on the advent of each Saturday, from inducing his employer to bestow a pourboire upon the artel.

    Through Russia

  • And, similarly, the younger members of the artel liked well enough to listen to his tales, but declined to take him seriously, and, in some cases, regarded him with ill-concealed, or openly expressed, distrust.

    Through Russia

  • And though this same Ossip was an artelui, and a director of the artel, his senior co-members bore him no affection, but, rather, looked upon him as a wag or trifler, and treated him as of no importance.

    Through Russia

  • An old artelshik, [member of an artel, an association of workmen, in which the members share profits and liabilities] whose answers were all in favour of acquittal, was the only exception.

    Resurrection

  • Saturday, from inducing his employer to bestow a pourboire upon the artel.

    Through Russia

  • And though this same Ossip was an artelui, and a director of the artel, his senior co-members bore him no affection, but, rather, looked upon him as a wag or trifler, and treated him as of no importance.

    Through Russia

  • And, similarly, the younger members of the artel liked well enough to listen to his tales, but declined to take him seriously, and, in some cases, regarded him with ill-concealed, or openly expressed, distrust.

    Through Russia

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • "In Yakushkin's memoir, he spends pages explaining the "artel" system the prisoners devised whereby everybody, those receiving generous stipends from home as well as those receiving little, contributed to a common account to ensure that no prisoner ever had to be in need."

    Travels in Siberia by Ian Frazier, 276

    February 19, 2011