alderman

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noun al·der·man \ˈȯl-dər-mən\

Definition of alderman

  1. 1 :  a person governing a kingdom, district, or shire as viceroy for an Anglo-Saxon king

  2. 2a :  a magistrate formerly ranking next below the mayor in an English or Irish city or boroughb :  a high-ranking member of a borough or county council in Ireland or formerly in England chosen by elected members

  3. 3 :  a member of a city legislative body

aldermanic

play \ˌȯl-dər-ˈma-nik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of alderman

Middle English, from Old English ealdorman, from ealdor parent (from eald old) + man — more at old


First Known Use: before 12th century


ALDERMAN Defined for English Language Learners

alderman

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noun al·der·man \ˈȯl-dər-mən\

Definition of alderman for English Language Learners

  • : 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


ALDERMAN Defined for Kids

alderman

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noun al·der·man \ˈȯl-dər-mən\

Definition of alderman for Students

  1. :  a member of a lawmaking body in a city


Law Dictionary

alderman

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noun al·der·man \ˈȯl-dər-mən\

Legal Definition of alderman

  1. :  a member of a city legislative body



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