ZAR, noun

Forms:
Also Z.A.R.
Origin:
Dutch
historical
The South African (or Transvaal) Republic; Boer Republic sense a; SAR noun1. Also attributive.
Note:
Established in 1881, the ZAR came under British control in 1902, after the Anglo-Boer War.
[1881 G.F. Austen Diary (1981) 37Erasmus is..a commissioner for the ZA Republic.]
1899 A. Werner Captain of Locusts 27The man had come unharmed for a thousand miles or more, and there were no more Z.A.R. police-posts to the south-east.
1973 S. Afr. Panorama Oct. 39South Africa’s explosives history dates back to 1887 when the Volksraad (parliament) of the Zuid Afrikaansche Republiek (ZAR) decided to allow explosives to be marketed by a single agent at a fixed price.
1979 T. Gutsche There Was a Man 143The British Customs, confronted by a swarthy foreigner carrying Z.A.R. papers.., suspected gun-running.
1983 Gold Jrnl Vol.4 No.18, 4ZAR Coins — Spectacular Growth.
1989 Weekend Post 26 Aug. 11The SA Army is..rooted in the ZAR’s old Staatsartillerie.
The South African (or Transvaal) Republic; Boer Republica; SARnoun. Also attributive.
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