ealdorman

noun
eal·​dor·​man | \ ˈal-dər-mən How to pronounce ealdorman (audio) \

Definition of ealdorman

: the chief officer in a district (such as a shire) in Anglo-Saxon England

First Known Use of ealdorman

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ealdorman

Old English — more at alderman

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“Ealdorman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ealdorman. Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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