stadholder

stadholder
stadholder [stat′hōl΄dərstad′hōl΄dər]
n.
[< Du stadhouder < stad, a place (akin to STEAD) + houder, holder < houden, to HOLD1] Historical
1. the governor or viceroy of a province of the Netherlands
2. the chief magistrate of the 16th-17th cent. Netherlands republic: Also stadtholder [stat′hōl΄dər]

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