noun stadt·hold·er \ˈstat-ˌhōl-dər\

Definition of stadtholder

  1. 1 :  a viceroy in a province of the Netherlands

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


play \-də-rət\ noun


play \-dər-ˌship\ noun

Origin and Etymology of stadtholder

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

First Known Use: 1668

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