Definition of Drostdy

1. Noun. (historical) A local government district of the Cape Colony (part of modern South Africa). ¹



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Definition of Drostdy

1. a type of South African house [n DROSTDIES or DROSTDYS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Drostdy

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

Literary usage of Drostdy

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1. The Rebellion of 1815, Generally Known as Slachters Nek: A Complete by H. C. V. Leibbrandt (1902)
"... 181«. the last Commission of Circuit had commenced previous to their departure from this drostdy ; thereupon appeared 1st. Willem Nel, Field Commandant, ..."

2. History of South Africa 1691-1795 by George McCall Theal (1888)
"... garrison at the Cape—Formation of the district of Graaff Reinet—Site of the drostdy—Pursuits of the frontier farmers—Struggle with Bushmen—Dealings with ..."

3. Travels and adventures in southern Africa by George Thompson (1827)
"CHAPTER XIV. Journey through the Great Karroo. —Description of the Cango Caverns.—Arrival at Hex River—drostdy of-Wor- cester. ..."

4. 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)
"It is my intention to have an estimate made of the expense of rebuilding the drostdy House in a plain substantial manner, and as this is a work of absolute ..."

5. "Cape Times" Law Reports: A Record of Every Matter Disposed of in the by Cape of Good Hope (South Africa). Supreme Court (1892)
"Cross-examined by Sir T. Upington : There was a fence around the drostdy ... In »newer to the Court, witness said that the drostdy was the residence of the ..."

6. The Asiatic Journal and Monthly Register for British India and Its Dependencies (1827)
"Swellendam district, including the late eub-drostdy of Caledon, ... The district of Worcester, which includes the sub-drostdy of Clan- william and the ..."

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