Definition of drostdy
1 : the office or residence of a landdrost
2 : the jurisdiction of a landdrost
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Origin and Etymology of drostdy
Afrikaans (now drosdy), from drost sheriff (from Middle Dutch drossāte, from dros- retinue + -sāte commander) + -y (from Middle Dutch -īe, from Old French -ie -y); akin to Old English dryht retinue and to Old English -sæta commander, Old High German -sazzo, derivatives from the root of English sit
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