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.

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The mayoralty was once a jewel in the Tory crown, when Boris Johnson served two terms in 2008-16. The Economist, "London’s mayoral race shows Tory disregard for the capital," 22 Aug. 2019 Black politicians were winning office in larger numbers — a handful in Congress, some in big city mayoralties and more in state legislatures, particularly in the South. Steve Kornacki, NBC News, "Journey to power: The history of black voters, 1976 to 2020," 29 July 2019 Video has also surfaced of a similar soaking incident in Atlanta Bongino, a former NYPD officer, discussed a fellow officer who died in the line of duty and spoke about his time working in the city during the mayoralty of Rudolph Giuliani. Fox News, "Dan Bongino rips NYC mayor for cop-soaking incidents: 'This is your fault, de Blasio'," 27 July 2019 During the 16 years of Schaefer’s mayoralty, Baltimore lost significant numbers of citizens. Dan Rodricks,, "A visionary mayor would be nice, but focus on Baltimore’s big, fundamental problems will suffice," 12 July 2019 If the Paris mayoralty has its say, however, these tour buses may not exist for much longer. Natasha Frost, Quartz, "The deputy mayor of Paris says tourist buses are “no longer welcome”," 4 July 2019 Boykins’ removal, along with the fact that the recordings were never released, have been seen as a kind of original sin for Buttigieg’s mayoralty among some black residents. Matt Pearce,, "Black residents of South Bend unload on Mayor Pete Buttigieg," 23 June 2019 Boykins' removal, along with the fact that the recordings were never released, have been seen as a kind of original sin for Buttigieg's mayoralty among some black residents. Matt Pearce, Anchorage Daily News, "Black residents of South Bend unload on Mayor Pete Buttigieg," 23 June 2019 Claudia Sheinbaum, a 56-year-old environmental engineer, won Mexico City’s mayoralty by a landslide. Robbie Whelan, WSJ, "Women Test Mexico’s ‘Macho’ Political Culture With Big Electoral Gains," 12 July 2018

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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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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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