councilwoman

noun
coun·​cil·​wom·​an | \ ˈkau̇n(t)-səl-ˌwu̇-mən How to pronounce councilwoman (audio) \

Definition of councilwoman

: a woman who is a member of a council

Examples of councilwoman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Julie Denton is a former Louisville Metro councilwoman and former state senator. Ben Tobin, The Courier-Journal, "Lawsuit alleges former American Heart Association director sexually harassed employee," 4 Dec. 2019 City councilwoman Dona Brady has challenged the church’s right to act as a shelter. Ginger Christ, cleveland, "Homeless community remembers those who were lost, fights for survival," 20 Dec. 2019 RJo Winch, a longtime city councilwoman whose mother was close friends with Perry, was stunned by the sense of secrecy, and questioned why anyone would keep the city from celebrating her life. Rebecca Lurye, courant.com, "Former Hartford Mayor Carrie Saxon Perry’s death a year ago is cloaked in mystery," 7 Nov. 2019 The outburst, which included a threat to cancel TV Globo's broadcast license, followed Globo's report that a witness cited Bolsonaro's name in the ongoing investigation of the murder of a high-profile human rights activist and city councilwoman. Taylor Barnes, CNN, "Brazilian President Bolsonaro's media threats condemned following report on alleged murder link," 30 Oct. 2019 In 2009, his wife Monica Conyers, a Detroit city councilwoman largely elected on the strength of her husband's last name, pleaded guilty to bribery. Corey Williams, chicagotribune.com, "Former Michigan U.S. Rep. John Conyers, the longest-serving black congressman, dies at 90," 27 Oct. 2019 In 2009, his wife Monica Conyers, a Detroit city councilwoman largely elected on the strength of her husband's last name, pleaded guilty to bribery. NBC News, "John Conyers, longest serving black congressman, dies at 90," 27 Oct. 2019 In 2009, his wife Monica Conyers, a Detroit city councilwoman largely elected on the strength of her husband’s last name, pleaded guilty to bribery. Corey Williams, Twin Cities, "John Conyers, longest serving black congressman, dies at 90," 27 Oct. 2019 In 2009, his wife Monica Conyers, a Detroit city councilwoman largely elected on the strength of her husband's last name, pleaded guilty to bribery. Corey Williams, Anchorage Daily News, "John Conyers, longest serving black congressman, dies at 90," 27 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of councilwoman

circa 1928, in the meaning defined above

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“Councilwoman.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/councilwoman. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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councilwoman

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How to pronounce councilwoman (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of councilwoman

US : a woman who is a member of a council

councilwoman

noun
coun·​cil·​wom·​an
plural councilwomen

Legal Definition of councilwoman

: a woman who is a member of a council

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