stadtholder


stadt·hold·er

noun \ˈstat-ˌhōl-dər\

Definition of STADTHOLDER

1
:  a viceroy in a province of the Netherlands
2
:  a chief executive officer of the provinces that formed a union leading to establishment of the Netherlands
stadt·hold·er·ate \-də-rət\ noun
stadt·hold·er·ship \-dər-ˌship\ noun

Origin of STADTHOLDER

part translation of Dutch stadhouder, from stad place + houder holder
First Known Use: 1668

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