stadholder

stadholderate, stadholdership, n.
/stad"hohl'deuhr/, n.
1. the chief magistrate of the former republic of the United Provinces of the Netherlands.
2. (formerly, in the Netherlands) the viceroy or governor of a province.
[1585-95; partial trans. of D stadhouder, equiv. to stad place + houder HOLDER; trans. of ML locum tenens]

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