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Starosty  n.  A castle and domain conferred on a nobleman for life. (Poland)

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... mentioned. Some idea of their mode of life may be formed from the account of the Starost Krasinski's court in the diary (year 1759) of his daughter, Frances Krasinska. [FOOTNOTE: A starost (starosta) is the possessor of a starosty (starostwo)—i.e., a castle and domains conferred on a nobleman for life by the crown.] Her description of the household seems to justify her belief that there were not many houses in Poland that surpassed theirs in magnificence. In introducing to the reader the various ornaments and appendages ...
— Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician - Volume 1-2, Complete • Frederick Niecks

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