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

Definition of heemraad



  1. 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. 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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