Land"drost` (?), n.; pl. - drosten (#). Sometimes incorrectly Landtrost. [D., fr. land land + drost a kind of official; akin to G. truchsess.] In Cape Colony:

(a)

A chief magistrate in rural districts. He was replaced in 1827 by "resident magistrates."

(b)

The president of the Heemraad.

 

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