Definition of Maatschappij in English:

Maatschappij

Pronunciation /mɑːtskəˈpeɪ/

noun

historical
  • A name given to: an early form of local government among the Boers in the regions that were to become the historical republics of Orangia, the Transvaal, and Natalia.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From South African Dutch, Dutch maatschappij partnership, company (Afrikaans Maatskappy) from maat partner + -schappij.