/ (ˈlændrɒst) /
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Southern African history the chief magistrate of a district
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Word Origin for Landdrost
C18: Afrikaans, from Dutch land country + drost sheriff, bailiff
Words nearby Landdrost
land breeze, land bridge, land contract, land crab, Land Dayak, Landdrost, landed, landed immigrant, Landé factor, lander, Landes
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How to use Landdrost in a sentence
Landdrost Schutte and Captain Shields quarrel over who shall have charge of the jail.A Woman's Part in a Revolution|Natalie Harris Hammond
For each electoral district there is a magistrate or Landdrost, whose duties are similar to those of a Civil Commissioner.The Last Boer War|H. Rider Haggard
Landdrost Stockenstrom, who accompanied this force, rode up to a party of the natives and urgently endeavoured to secure peace.History of the Zulu War|A. Wilmot
The Landdrost is the friend of the Boer, and he can always "square" him in a matter against a native.Native Races and the War|Josephine Elizabeth Butler
For each electoral district there is a magistrate or Landdrost whose duties are similar to those of a Civil Commissioner.Cetywayo and his White Neighbours|H. Rider Haggard