from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Alternative form of voivode.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Originally, the title of a military commander in various Slavonic countries; afterwards applied to governors of towns or provinces. It was assumed for a time by the rulers of Moldavia and Wallachia, who were afterwards called hospodars, and has also been given to some inferior Turkish officers.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as voivode, voivodeship.
Variant of voivode, representing an early Hungarian form. (Wiktionary)
Astrakhan, who put their waywode to death, the old militia was completely abolished, and the way left clear for the formation of new troops. \% TYRANNY OF ANDROS IN NEW ENGLAND\%