Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as voivode, voivodeship.
- n. Alternative form of voivode.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Originally, the title of a military commander in various Slavonic countries; afterwards applied to governors of towns or provinces. It was assumed for a time by the rulers of Moldavia and Wallachia, who were afterwards called
hospodars, and has also been given to some inferior Turkish officers.
- Variant of voivode, representing an early Hungarian form. (Wiktionary)
“Astrakhan, who put their waywode to death, the old militia was completely abolished, and the way left clear for the formation of new troops. \% TYRANNY OF ANDROS IN NEW ENGLAND\%”
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