The Alternative Dutch Dictionary: regeerzucht

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Entry definition

regeerzucht etymology From regeren ‘to govern; to rule’ + zucht ‘pathological desire’. Cognate with German Regiersucht.
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (pejorative, dated) pathological desire to rule
De onverzaadelyke regeerzugt van Stilicho en Rusinus, die 't gansche ryk geschud heeft. (Holl. Maatsch. d. Weetensch. 6, p. 217; 1761) The insatiable desire to rule of Stilicho and Rusinus that shaked the whole empire.
  1. (pejorative) pathological desire to govern
Synonyms: (desire to rule) heerszucht

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