(sometimes capital) the chairman of the governing council in any of several Swiss cantons
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How to use landammann in a sentence
The office of landammann is one (p. 422) of dignity and honor, at least locally, but it is not one of large authority.The Governments of Europe | Frederic Austin Ogg
Footnote 614: In the Landesgemeinde cantons the landammann is elected by the primary assembly.The Governments of Europe | Frederic Austin Ogg
At the head of this he placed a Swiss landammann with almost plein pouvoir.
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.