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sub-drostdy, noun

Forms:
Formerly also sub-droastdie.
Origin:
EnglishShow more English sub subsidiary, secondary + drostdy.
historical
A secondary magisterial district or office within a drostdy (sense 1).
1827 Reports of Commissioners upon Finances at Cape of G.H. I. 18It has been found necessary to establish Sub-Droastdies, differing in no respect from the constitution of the larger divisions.
1963 R. Lewcock Early 19th C. Archit. 223The Cape Gazette of 14 February 1825 announced the dissolution of the sub-drostdy of Cradock and its removal to ‘Bruintjes Hooghte on the spot heretofore known as the Somerset Farm’.
A secondary magisterial district or office within a drostdy (sense 1).

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