Definition of starosta in English:

starosta

(also starost, staroste)

noun

  • 1In Russia: the head of a village community, typically elected, and having various judicial and administrative responsibilities.

  • 2In the Polish-Lithuanian commonwealth: a noble holding a domain bestowed by the monarch, and acting as royal representative and governor of that domain. Later also: a civil official appointed by the monarch to oversee a particular area.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Giles Fletcher.

Pronunciation

starosta

/ˈstarɒstə/