waterschap

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch waterschap (waterway, stream; water board). Equivalent to water +‎ -schap.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʋaː.tərˌsxɑp/
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  • Hyphenation: wa‧ter‧schap

Noun[edit]

waterschap n (plural waterschappen, diminutive waterschapje n)

  1. water board, government structure for water management
    1. (Netherlands) separate level of government directly responsible for water management
    2. (Belgium, Flemish Region) intermediary structure for several distinct levels of government to discuss and plan water management

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