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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  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.]

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