from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A type of magistrate in South Africa, abolished under the British in 1827.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A chief magistrate in rural districts. He was replaced in 1827 by “resident magistrates.”
  • The president of the Heemraad.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In South Africa, a magistrate.


From South African Dutch landdrost, from land + drost. (Wiktionary)



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