alderperson

noun al·der·per·son \ ˈȯl-dər-ˌpər-sᵊn \

Definition of alderperson

plural alderpersons also alderpeople play \ˈȯl-dər-ˌpē-pəl\
:alderman 3c
  • She is one of the town's two longest-serving alderpersons.
  • When they presented the petition to their city alderperson, they were advised to take the issue up with the neighborhood association.
  • —Roy Van DriescheNature Out of Place2004
  • And at another recent meeting of the alderpeople, there was a discussion of proposed architectural standards for downtown.
  • Chapel Hill Herald (Durham, North Carolina)27 Jan. 2006

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Origin and Etymology of alderperson

alder(man) + -person


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