al·​der·​man·​ess | \ ˈȯl-dər-mə-nəs How to pronounce aldermaness (audio) \
plural aldermanesses

Definition of aldermaness

: the wife of an alderman It is easy to dismiss the role of lady mayoress or aldermaness as peripheral and incidental to the distribution of power and influence within urban society …— Rosemary Sweet, Women and Urban Life in Eighteenth-Century England, 2003

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First Known Use of aldermaness

1838, in the meaning defined above

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“Aldermaness.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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