The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
(1) In 16th- and 17th-century Russia, an obligation of the population subject to taxation to supply pososhnye liudi for service (see); also called pososhnaia sluzhba (posokha service).
(2) A term used to designate pososhnye liudi.
REFERENCESIakovlev, A. Prikaz sbora ratnykh liudei. Moscow, 1917. Page 16.
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