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bewaarplaats, noun

Forms:
Also bewaarplaatz, bewaarplats.
Plurals:
bewaarplaatsen.
Origin:
South African Dutch, DutchShow more South African Dutch, transferred use of Dutch bewaarplaats place of storage, from bewaren to store safely + plaats open piece of land.
historical, Law, Mining
A piece of land on which mining was not permitted, granted to claim-holders by the Transvaal Republican government for surface use only (see quotations 1960 and 1977). Also attributive.
1895 Star 26 Dec. 4The Railway Commissioner, the Landdrost, and the Commandant of Pretoria are members of a syndicate whose avowed object is or was to wrest from the companies their right to the bewaarplaatsen.
1977 Friend 2 June (Suppl.) 3aThe Transvaal Gold Law of 1898, repealed in 1908, had the term Bewaarplaats. This meant a depository. The Transvaal Republic in the times of Paul Kruger gave certain areas of land to claim-holders for use as storage sites.
A piece of land on which mining was not permitted, granted to claim-holders by the Transvaal Republican government for surface use only (see quotations 1960 and 1977). Also attributive.

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