landdrost

noun
land·drost | \ˈlan(d)ˌdrȯst\
variants: or less commonly landtrost \-ˌtr- \
plural -s

Definition of landdrost 

: 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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History and Etymology for landdrost

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

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