al·​der·​man·​ry | \ ˈȯl-dər-mən-rē \
plural -es

Definition of aldermanry

1 : a kingdom, district, or shire in Anglo-Saxon England
2a : a district of an alderman
b : the office or rank of an alderman

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First Known Use of aldermanry

1502, in the meaning defined at sense 2b

History and Etymology for aldermanry

Middle English aldermanrie, from alderman + -rie -ry

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“Aldermanry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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