Related formsstadt·hold·er·ate, stadt·hold·er·ship, noun
Examples from the Web for stadtholder
He withdrew to his government of Flanders, and as stadtholder took active measures for the persecution of heretics.
What an extravagance is this; that a man should be born a Stadtholder or a King!Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. II (of 16)|Thomas Hart Benton
This was the first count against the De Witts--their objection to a Stadtholder.The World's Greatest Books, Vol III|Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
As stadtholder of the union, he has, however, considerable prerogatives.The Federalist Papers|Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison
With great art the meeting of the Field-marshal and the Stadtholder has been avoided.Vondel's Lucifer|Joost van den Vondel