- (sometimes capital) the chairman of the governing council in any of several Swiss cantons
C18: Swiss German, from Land country + Ammann, from Amt office + Mann man
Examples from the Web for landammann
An address by the Landammann follows, and then the business of the day is entered upon.
The installation of the Landammann himself is the closing scene, and the most impressive one.
The office of Landammann is one (p. 422) of dignity and honor, at least locally, but it is not one of large authority.
Footnote 614: In the Landesgemeinde cantons the Landammann is elected by the primary assembly.
With hands uplifted the vast crowd repeats the phrases word by word as they are spoken by the Landammann.