alderman

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

al·der·man

noun \ˈl-dər-mən\

: a member of a city government in the U.S., Canada, and Australia

: a senior member of an English town, county, or borough council who is elected by the other members

Full Definition of ALDERMAN

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

Origin of ALDERMAN

Middle English, from Old English ealdorman, from ealdor parent (from eald old) + man — more at old
First Known Use: before 12th century

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: aldermaness
Previous Word in the Dictionary: alderliefest
All Words Near: alderman

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up alderman? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More