voivode


voivode
noun /ˈvɔɪvəʊd/
a) A local ruler or official in various parts of central and eastern Europe, especially early semi-independent rulers of Transylvania.

Who was it but one of my own race who as Voivode crossed the Danube and beat the Turk on his own ground? This was a Dracula indeed!

b) An administrative chief in modern Poland.

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