stadholdership

stadholder

[stad-hohl-der]
noun
1.
the chief magistrate of the former republic of the United Provinces of the Netherlands.
2.
(formerly, in the Netherlands) the viceroy or governor of a province.


Origin:
1585–95; partial translation of Dutch stadhouder, equivalent to stad place + houder holder; translation of Medieval Latin locum tenēns

stadholderate, stadholdership, noun
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stadholder or stadtholder (ˈstædˌhəʊldə)
 
n
1.  the chief magistrate of the former Dutch republic or of any of its provinces (from about 1580 to 1802)
2.  a viceroy or governor of a province
 
[C16: partial translation of Dutch stad houder, from stad city (see stead) + houder holder]
 
stadtholder or stadtholder
 
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[C16: partial translation of Dutch stad houder, from stad city (see stead) + houder holder]
 
'stadholderate or stadtholder
 
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'stadholdership or stadtholder
 
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'stadtholderate or stadtholder
 
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'stadtholdership or stadtholder
 
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