heemraad

noun, often capitalized heem·raad \ ˈhāmˌräd , ˈhēm- \

Definition of heemraad

plural heemraden \-dᵊn\
1 :a council assisting a local Boer magistrate in the government of rural districts in South Africa prior to the establishment of British administration
2 :a member of a heemraad

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Origin and Etymology of heemraad

Afrikaans, from heem farm, village, home + raad council, councilman


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