vaivode
Waywode Way"wode, n. [Russ. voevoda, or Pol. woiewoda; properly, a leader of an army, a leader in war. Cf. {Vaivode}.] 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. [Written also {vaivode}, {voivode}, {waiwode}, and {woiwode}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Vaivode — Vai vode, n. [Cf. F. vayvode. See {Waywode}.] See {Waywode}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vaivode — /vuy vohd/, n. voivode. * * * …   Universalium

  • vaivode — noun /ˈveɪvəʊd/ a) A local ruler or official in various parts of central and eastern Europe, especially early semi independent rulers of Transylvania. b) An administrative chief in modern Poland …   Wiktionary

  • vaivode — vai·vode …   English syllables

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  • voivode — Waywode Way wode, n. [Russ. voevoda, or Pol. woiewoda; properly, a leader of an army, a leader in war. Cf. {Vaivode}.] Originally, the title of a military commander in various Slavonic countries; afterwards applied to governors of towns or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • waiwode — Waywode Way wode, n. [Russ. voevoda, or Pol. woiewoda; properly, a leader of an army, a leader in war. Cf. {Vaivode}.] Originally, the title of a military commander in various Slavonic countries; afterwards applied to governors of towns or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Waywode — Way wode, n. [Russ. voevoda, or Pol. woiewoda; properly, a leader of an army, a leader in war. Cf. {Vaivode}.] Originally, the title of a military commander in various Slavonic countries; afterwards applied to governors of towns or provinces. It… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • woiwode — Waywode Way wode, n. [Russ. voevoda, or Pol. woiewoda; properly, a leader of an army, a leader in war. Cf. {Vaivode}.] Originally, the title of a military commander in various Slavonic countries; afterwards applied to governors of towns or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • voivode — /voy vohd/, n. (in Eastern European history) a local ruler or governor, esp. the semi independent rulers of Transylvania, Wallachia, or Moldavia before c1700. Also, vaivode. [1550 60; Slavic; cf. Pol wojewoda, Russ voevóda, Serbo Croatian… …   Universalium

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