variants or ealdorman

archaic variant of alderman

: a person governing a kingdom, district, or shire as viceroy for an Anglo-Saxon king
: a magistrate formerly ranking next below the mayor in an English or Irish city or borough
: a high-ranking member of a borough or county council in Ireland or formerly in England chosen by elected members
: a member of a city legislative body

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“Ealderman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ealderman. Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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