noun land·drost \ˈlan(d)ˌdrȯst\
variants: less commonly



Definition of landdrost



  1. :  a Boer magistrate in a rural district of South Africa prior to the establishment of British administration the special court … of three landdrosts with a jury — Manfred Nathan

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Origin and Etymology of landdrost

Afrikaans landdros (formerly spelled landdrost), from land land, country (from Middle Dutch) + drost sheriff; akin to Old High German lant land — more at land, drostdy

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