raad

noun (1)
\ ˈräd \
plural raden\ -​dᵊn \

Definition of raad

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a legislative assembly in one of the Boer republics of South Africa before the establishment of British administration — compare heemraad, volksraad

raad

noun (2)
ra·​ad | \ rəˈäd, ˈräd \
plural -s

Definition of raad (Entry 2 of 2)

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History and Etymology for raad

Noun (1)

Dutch, literally, counsel, council; akin to Old English rǣd advice, counsel, council

Noun (2)

Arabic ra"ād, literally, threatener, striker

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“Raad.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/raad. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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