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stadtholder

[stat-hohl-der] /ˈstætˌhoʊl dər/
noun
Related forms
stadtholderate, stadtholdership, noun
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  • This put an end to all pretensions of the stadtholder and his heirs, such as they were.
British Dictionary definitions for stadtholder

stadholder

/ˈstædˌhəʊldə/
noun
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
Derived Forms
stadholderate, stadholdership, stadtholderate, stadtholdership, noun
Word Origin
C16: partial translation of Dutch stad houder, from stad city (see stead) + houder holder
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