aldermanry

noun

al·​der·​man·​ry
ˈȯl-dər-mən-rē
plural -es
1
: a kingdom, district, or shire in Anglo-Saxon England
2
a
: a district of an alderman
b
: the office or rank of an alderman

Word History

Etymology

Middle English aldermanrie, from alderman + -rie -ry

First Known Use

1502, in the meaning defined at sense 2b

Time Traveler
The first known use of aldermanry was in 1502

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“Aldermanry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aldermanry. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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