Definition of "schout" []

  • (formerly) a council officer or sheriff in the Netherlands (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "schout" in a sentence
  • "There was one officer called a schout, very much the same as a mayor is in these days."
  • "The schout came from the hill frome those that hoped no victorie upone the Engliss parte; the schout ryses, (we say,) "Thei flye, thei flie;" but at the first it could nott be beleved, till at the last it was clearlie sein, that all had gevin backis, and then begane a cruell slawchtter, (which was the greattar be reassone of the lait displeasur of the men of armes.)"
  • "Stuyvesant allowed the burgomasters and schepens to nominate their successors, but the city did not have a schout of its own until 1660."
  • "He sent the schout-fiscal as a prisoner to Holland, which was a foolish thing for him to do."
  • "Then came the schout-fiscal, who worked still harder, being half sheriff, half attorney-general, and all customs officer."