may·​or·​al·​ty | \ ˈmā-ə-rəl-tē How to pronounce mayoralty (audio) , ˈmer-əl- \

Definition of mayoralty

: the office or term of office of a mayor

Examples of mayoralty in a Sentence

During her mayoralty, the mayor greatly improved the city. He won the mayoralty in the last two elections.
Recent Examples on the Web New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio skipped the ball for years before breaking his inattendance streak on Monday night, in the final months of his mayoralty. New York Times, 15 Sep. 2021 For progressives in New York State, primary elections on Tuesday night brought a number of victories, even as the biggest apple of them all — New York City’s mayoralty — may elude their grasp. Lisa Lerer, New York Times, 24 June 2021 New York City Public Advocate Mark Green, who had narrowly lost the mayoralty to Michael Bloomberg the year before. David R. Eichenthal, The New Republic, 19 July 2021 Others met the news of her impending mayoralty with indifferent shrugs., 22 Mar. 2021 Eric Adams has narrowly won the Democratic primary for the New York mayoralty, receiving 50.5% of votes to Kathryn Garcia’s 49.5%. David Meyer, Fortune, 7 July 2021 In her remarks, Janey did not mention the firing of former Boston police commissioner Dennis White, a situation that dominated her mayoralty for weeks., 3 July 2021 White, appointed by Walsh in the waning days of his mayoralty, was fired by Acting Mayor Kim Janey earlier this month, after decades-old domestic violence allegations against White surfaced., 21 June 2021 Simmons is the lone Republican in the race looking to use his law enforcement credentials to win the mayoralty for Republicans for the first time since the 1980s. cleveland, 16 June 2021

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First Known Use of mayoralty

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mayoralty

Middle English mairaltee, from Anglo-French mairalté, from maire

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2 Oct 2021

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“Mayoralty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of mayoralty

: the time during which a person is mayor
: the job or position of being mayor

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