coun·cil·wom·an | \ ˈkau̇n(t)-səl-ˌwu̇-mən \

Definition of councilwoman 

: a woman who is a member of a council

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No one voted against the transfers, but councilwoman Ragen Hatcher, D-at large, was not present for the vote. Gregory Tejeda, Post-Tribune, "Gary approves budget transfers for recycling, computer software," 6 June 2018 Former councilwoman Karen Jimmerson recently resigned and moved out of town and councilman Doug McCollum did not seek reelection. Antonio Olivo, Washington Post, "Diverse Fairfax City elects Asian Americans to city council for the first time," 2 May 2018 But the local councilwoman and nonprofit development officials fear that St. Rocco, by broadly marketing the properties, is only going to make things worse. John Funk,, "FirstEnergy Solutions asks the DOE to help save its old power plants," 29 Mar. 2018 Prior to her time in Washington, Roby was an attorney and a city councilwoman in Montgomery. Kaitlyn Schallhorn, Fox News, "Alabama's Bright, Roby face runoff election: A look at the congressional candidates," 13 July 2018 But city councilwoman for security and community, Itziar Gomez, said that women should have faith in the city's institutions. Deutsche Welle, USA TODAY, "Spain's Pamplona launches app to stop sexual assaults at bull-running festival," 5 July 2018 The councilwoman has some simple advice for trans people who want to run for office: Be yourself and take it seriously. NBC News, "#Pride30: Black trans lawmaker Andrea Jenkins is bringing diversity to politics," 31 May 2018 Republicans in Eastern Baltimore County are lining up for next month’s primary election as the party takes aim at unseating a two-term Democratic councilwoman in the fall. Alison Knezevich,, "Crowded field of Republicans taking aim at Democrat Bevins in Baltimore County Council race," 20 May 2018 Also Monday, the council postponed voting to approve the appointment of Claudine Fox, who was nominated by the Working Families Party to fill the seat vacated by former councilwoman Cynthia Jennings. Matthew Ormseth,, "Hartford Council Approves Sale Of Blighted North End Property, Tax Agreement For Hydroponics Company," 10 July 2018

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circa 1928, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of councilwoman

: a woman who is a member of a council


plural councilwomen

Legal Definition of councilwoman 

: a woman who is a member of a council

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