selectman


se·lect·man

noun \si-ˈlek(t)-ˌman, -ˌlek(t)-ˈman, -ˈlek(t)-mən; ˈsē-ˌlek(t)-ˌman\

Definition of SELECTMAN

:  one of a board of officials elected in towns of all New England states except Rhode Island to serve as the chief administrative authority of the town

First Known Use of SELECTMAN

1635

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