stadtholder

noun
stadt·​hold·​er | \ˈstat-ˌhōl-dər \

Definition of stadtholder 

1 : a viceroy in a province of the Netherlands

2 : a chief executive officer of the provinces that formed a union leading to establishment of the Netherlands

Other Words from stadtholder

stadtholderate \ˈstat-​ˌhōl-​də-​rət \ noun
stadtholdership \ˈstat-​ˌhōl-​dər-​ˌship \ noun

First Known Use of stadtholder

1668, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for stadtholder

partial translation of Dutch stadhouder, from stad place + houder holder

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