Heemraad

Heem"raad`

(?), n.;
pl. -raaden (#)
.
[Sometimes, incorrectly, Heemraat or even Heemrad.]
[D. heem village + raad council, councilor.] In Holland, and, until the 19th century, also in Cape Colony, a council to assist a local magistrate in the government of rural districts; hence, also, a member of such a council.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

 

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