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  • n. A chief magistrate in certain cantons or other administrative districts in Switzerland.


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From Swiss German Landammann ("land official").


  • The Landammann is the chief spokesman of the canton, but legally his status is scarcely superior to that of his fellow councillors.

    The Governments of Europe

  • And thereupon they sent Werner, Baron of Attinghausen, Landammann of

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 07, No. 41, March, 1861

  • The Landammann of Uri, whom his countrymen have raised to the seat of honour, and who has done nothing to lose their confidence, need not fear that when he has gone to the place of meeting in the pomp of office, his place in the march homeward will be transferred to another against his will.

    MacMillan's Reading Books Book V

  • Then, with their lictors before them, come the magistrates of the commonwealth on horseback, the chief magistrate, the Landammann, with his sword by his side.

    MacMillan's Reading Books Book V

  • Under the presidency of the Landammann, or chief executive of the canton, the assembly passes with despatch upon whatsoever proposals may be laid before it by the Landrath, or Greater

    The Governments of Europe

  • Landammann is one of dignity and honor, at least locally, but it (p.  422) is not one of large authority.

    The Governments of Europe

  • The executive authority of the Confederation was vested by turns in the six cantons of Bern, Freiburg, Lucerne, Zürich, Basel and Solothurn, the "directorial" canton being known as the _Vorort_, and its chief magistrate as the _Landammann_, of the Confederation.

    The Governments of Europe

  • Baumgartner, Landammann von Sankt Gallen, und die neuere

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 13: Revelation-Stock

  • The action of the monks, however, in bringing about the serious sentence of excommunication so roused the spirit of the mountaineers that, headed by their Landammann, Werner

    The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 07

  • The upholders of ancient cantonal liberty, now known under the denomination of Federalists, gained the upper hand, and Aloys Reding, who had, shortly before, been denounced as a rebel, became Landammann of Switzerland.

    Germany from the Earliest Period Volume 4


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