mayoralty

noun

may·​or·​al·​ty ˈmā-ə-rəl-tē How to pronounce mayoralty (audio)
ˈmer-əl-
: 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 The fund raised just under $10 million, including some of the donations to the campaign to support migrants, during the first full fiscal year of Mr. Adams’s mayoralty, which was the lowest amount in at least a decade. Eliza Shapiro, New York Times, 8 Jan. 2024 This sudden influx of youth into Nepal’s politics may not yet translate into meaningful change, and one year into his mayoralty, Balen himself has earned mixed reviews. Bhadra Sharma, New York Times, 12 May 2023 Perhaps the biggest municipal prize is the open mayoralty in Houston, where state Sen. John Whitmire and U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee lead an 18-person field. Geoffrey Skelley, ABC News, 6 Nov. 2023 Eric made his assault a cornerstone of his campaign, and held a press conference outside the 103rd on the first day of his mayoralty. Ian Parker, The New Yorker, 7 Aug. 2023 During the Adams mayoralty, the Department of Corrections quietly ended its practice of automatically informing the media after each inmate death at Rikers. Ian Parker, The New Yorker, 7 Aug. 2023 In New York, Eric Adams, a corporate-friendly Democrat popular in the African American and Afro Caribbean neighborhoods of the outer boroughs, has made resentment of socialism a cornerstone of his mayoralty. Ross Barkan, The New Republic, 3 Aug. 2023 However, critics of Faulconer’s mayoralty faulted him for responding slowly to a Hepatitis A outbreak that killed 20 and sickened 600 people, many of them homeless. Deborah Sullivan Brennan, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 July 2023 The mayoralty went to the City Council’s president, Eric Hoyer, who shared Humphrey’s liberal politics but lacked his savvy and daring. Samuel G. Freedman, The New Republic, 21 June 2023

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mayoralty was in the 14th century

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“Mayoralty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mayoralty. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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mayoralty

noun
may·​or·​al·​ty ˈmā-ə-rəl-tē How to pronounce mayoralty (audio)
ˈmer-əl-
plural mayoralties
: the office or term of office of a mayor

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