Definition of Drostdies

1. Noun. (plural of drostdy) ¹

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Definition of Drostdies

1. drostdy [n] - See also: drostdy

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Drostdies

drosophila melanogaster
drosophilas
drosophilidae
drosophilla melanogaster
drosopholid
drosopholids
drospirenone
dross
drosses
drossier
drossiest
drossiness
drossless
drossy
drostanolone
drostdies (current term)
drostdy
drostdys
drosulphakinin
drotaverin
drotaverine
drotchel
drotchels
drotebanol
drotrecogin alfa
drott
drotts
drought
drought-tolerant
droughted

Literary usage of Drostdies

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1. History of South Africa, 1795-1834 by George McCall Theal (1891)
"... four—Formation of drostdies at Uitenhage and Tulbagh—Efforts of Mr. Gysbert Karel van Hogendorp to send out colonists from the Netherlands—Appointment ..."

2. Records of the Cape Colony from February 1793 [to: Copied for the Cape by Cape of Good Hope (South Africa), Great Britain Public Record Office (1905)
"The Colonial Secretary, after having submitted this Account to me, shall divide the amount of expenditure equally among the seven drostdies and Cape Town ..."

3. South Africa (the Cape Colony, Natal, Orange Free State, South African by George McCall Theal (1905)
"By the sale of the old drostdies, the conversion of a number of quitrent farms into freehold, and licenses for the removal of a quantity of guano from some ..."

4. History of South Africa 1691-1795 by George McCall Theal (1888)
"Thus it often happened that the farmers were unable to attend the musters for drill, which took place at the drostdies yearly in October. ..."

5. History of the British Colonies by Robert Montgomery Martin (1835)
"... Rds. 75000; buildings at drostdies, Rds. 50000; Agricultural Committee, Rds. 25000; Grain Magazine, Rds. 150000; created, 1806, Rds. 80000; created, ..."

6. A Summary of Colonial Law, the Practice of the Court of Appeals from the by Charles Clark (1834)
"From the great extent of some of the districts it has been found necessary to establish sub-drostdies, differing in no respect from the constitution of the ..."

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