Du|ma «DOO muh», noun.
in Russia:
1. the national legislature established in 1906 by Nicholas II and abolished in 1917.
2. Usually, duma. an elective council.
3. the lower house of the parliament in the post-Communist era: »

The Duma convenes in Moscow next month and Deputies [will] get their first real taste of lawmaking (Time).

Also, Douma, douma.
[< Russian duma thought; counsel, ultimately < Germanic (compare Gothic dōms judgment). See related etym. at deem (Cf.deem), doom. (Cf.doom)]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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