Landdrost Land"drost`, n.; pl. {-drosten} . Sometimes incorrectly Landtrost Landtrost [D., fr. land land + drost a kind of official; akin to G. truchsess.] (In South Africa) (a) A chief magistrate in rural districts. He was replaced in 1827 by ``resident magistrates.'' (b) The president of the Heemraad. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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