Stadtholderate


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Stadt´hold`er`ate

    (~ãt)
n.1.The office or position of a stadtholder.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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As it rarely happens that public opinion, in its whimsical flights, does not identify a principle with a man, thus the people saw the personification of the Republic in the two stern figures of the brothers De Witt, those Romans of Holland, spurning to pander to the fancies of the mob, and wedding themselves with unbending fidelity to liberty without licentiousness, and prosperity without the waste of superfluity; on the other hand, the Stadtholderate recalled to the popular mind the grave and thoughtful image of the young Prince William of Orange.