noun, often capitalized
heem·​raad | \ ˈhāmˌräd, ˈhēm-\
plural heemraden\ -​dᵊn \

Definition of heemraad

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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History and Etymology for heemraad

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

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