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stadt·hold·er

 (stăt′hōl′dər)
n.
Variant of stadholder.
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William II in his short stadholdership (1647-1650) had demonstrated an exaggerated form of the leadership his father Frederick Henry (stadholder, 1625-47) had so successfully pursued during the latter stages of the Eighty Years' War against Spain.