from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In Poland, a nobleman possessed of a castle or domain called a starosty.
- noun In Russia, the head man of a mir or commune.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Poland A nobleman who possessed a starosty.
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- noun historical A
Polish noblemanwho possessed a starosty.
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He earnestly solicited this favor, and the starost could not refuse him, as he was his comrade at college.
But the starost spoke much louder, and with much more self-possession.
Kochanowski, son of the castellan, offered their hands to Barbara, while the starost gave his to Miss Malachowska and myself.
My mother, who fortunately perceived the error, repaired it by begging the castellane to take precedence of the Palatiness Granowska in reconducting the starost.
The starost regarded her tenderly, and, approaching her, took her hand to lead her to our parents.
The starost gave his orders, and the tables were covered as if by magic.
The starost presented her ladyship the starostine with an enormous bunch of keys, and the following day she assumed the reins of government.
The starost can invite no strangers, as all amusements are forbidden during Lent; an exception has been made in favor of Kochanowski, the castellan's son.
She is so timid with the starost that no one would think he was her husband; but he is not in the least timid: he calls her my wife, approaches her often, and talks much more to her than he ever did to our parents.
Polonaise is rather a promenade than a dance, it suits all ages; my father made once the tour of the hall with Barbara, and then gave her back to the starost, as was most proper.