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n.1.In Holland, and, until the 19th century, also in Cape Colony, a council to assist a local magistrate in the government of rural districts; hence, also, a member of such a council.
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Deputy Peter Drenth, heemraad Peter Schrijver and alderman Paul Hofman signed a declaration of intent on the estate of one of the forerunners, estate 't Medler.
Heemraad Antoinette van Helvoort from Water Board Rijn & IJssel is also present.