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alderman

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Main Entry: al·der·man
Pronunciation: \ˈl-dər-mən\
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Old English ealdorman, from ealdor parent (from eald old) + man — more at old
Date: before 12th century

1 : a person governing a kingdom, district, or shire as viceroy for an Anglo-Saxon king
2 a : a magistrate formerly ranking next below the mayor in an English or Irish city or borough b : a high-ranking member of a borough or county council in Ireland or formerly in England chosen by elected members
3 : a member of a city legislative body

al·der·man·ic \ˌl-dər-ˈma-nik\ adjective




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