Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The office of a stadholder.

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Examples

  • The Revolution of 1747 restored the stadholderate to William IV.

    1665-67

  • To such an extent was this the case that many of the old aristocratic anti-stadholder regents began to perceive that the carrying out of the patriots 'programme of popular reform would mean the overthrow of the system of government which they upheld, at the same time as that of the stadholderate.

    History of Holland

  • Orange government; and drastic steps were taken to establish the hereditary stadholderate henceforth on a firm basis.

    History of Holland

  • He had undoubtedly the people at his back, but unfortunately they expected an almost magical change would take place in the situation with his elevation to the stadholderate.

    History of Holland

  • The office of Land's Advocate or Council-Pensionary was different altogether in character from the stadholderate, but at times scarcely less influential, when filled by a man of commanding talents.

    History of Holland

  • Prussia by armed force, England by diplomatic support, had succeeded in restoring the hereditary stadholderate to a predominant position in the

    History of Holland

  • V's stadholderate he consulted Brunswick in every matter, and was thus encouraged to distrust his own judgment and to be fitful and desultory in his attention to affairs of State.

    History of Holland

  • Assembly solemnly proclaimed its "unalterable aversion" to the stadholderate, federalism, aristocracy and governmental decentralisation.

    History of Holland

  • The services he rendered to his country during his stadholderate of twenty-two years can scarcely be over-estimated.

    History of Holland

  • With his departure the stadholderate and the Republic of the United Netherlands came to an end.

    History of Holland

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