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Landdrost

/ ˈlændrɒst /

noun

  1. history the chief magistrate of a district


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Landdrost1

C18: Afrikaans, from Dutch land country + drost sheriff, bailiff
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Example Sentences

Landdrost Schutte and Captain Shields quarrel over who shall have charge of the jail.

For each electoral district there is a magistrate or Landdrost, whose duties are similar to those of a Civil Commissioner.

Landdrost Stockenstrom, who accompanied this force, rode up to a party of the natives and urgently endeavoured to secure peace.

The Landdrost is the friend of the Boer, and he can always "square" him in a matter against a native.

For each electoral district there is a magistrate or Landdrost whose duties are similar to those of a Civil Commissioner.

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