stadholder

stadholder
stad•hold•er
also stadtholder [[t]ˈstædˌhoʊl dər, ˈstæt-[/t]] n.
1) gov the chief magistrate of the former republic of the United Provinces of the Netherlands
2) gov (formerly, in the Netherlands) the viceroy or governor of a province
Etymology: 1585–95; partial trans. of D stadhouder=stad place +houder holder; trans. of ML locum tenēns

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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