Meaning of samizdat

sam•iz•dat

Pronunciation: (sä'miz-dät" Russ. s&schwa-myiz-dät'), [key]
— n.
  1. a clandestine publishing system within the Soviet Union, by which forbidden or unpublishable literature was reproduced and circulated privately.
  2. a work or periodical circulated by this system.
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