Meaning of duma

du•ma

Pronunciation: (d'mu), [key]
— n.
  1. (in Russia prior to 1917) a council or official assembly.
  2. (cap.) an elective legislative assembly, established in 1905 by Nicholas II, constituting the lower house of parliament.
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