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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Stuyvesant, Peter or Petrus 1592?-1672. Dutch colonial administrator. The last Dutch governor (1646-1664) of New Netherland, he was unpopular for his harsh leadership and in 1664 was forced to surrender the colony to England.

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  • n. the last Dutch colonial administrator of New Netherland; in 1664 he was forced to surrender the colony to England (1592-1672)

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