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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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 Ganim was blocked from receiving the money because he was convicted of 16 felonies as mayor of Bridgeport before making a stunning comeback to win the mayoralty once again in 2015. Christopher Keating,, "Oz Griebel Collecting Signatures, Campaign Money," 28 June 2018 Take, for example, the construction of an elevated highway in Mexico City during his mayoralty from 2000 to 2005. Mary Anastasia O’grady, WSJ, "Mexico’s Election Is in Play," 24 June 2018 Though the inexcusable behavior of the housing authority predated his mayoralty, Mr. de Blasio, who ran as a progressive promising to combat the evils of inequality, did not stop it. Ginia Bellafante, New York Times, "New York City’s Worst Landlord? It Might Be the City," 13 June 2018 The mayoralty of San Francisco has proved a launching pad for ambitious politicians, boosting Dianne Feinstein to the Senate and Gavin Newsom to favourite in the governor’s race. The Economist, "Can a new mayor fix San Francisco’s housing and homelessness problems?," 31 May 2018 The book skips quickly through the author’s early life in Brooklyn, his protest candidacies for the antiwar Liberty Union Party in the 1970s, his mayoralty of Burlington, Vt. Barton Swaim, WSJ, "Blue States, Red Diapers, White Hair," 25 May 2018 Created during the mayoralty of Michael Bloomberg, New York’s choice system frees eighth-graders who once would have attended their neighborhood high schools to apply anywhere in the city. Preston Mitchum, The Root, "Brown v. Board of Education,," 17 May 2018 Can those early years make a difference now, as James tries to lift levels of trust and understanding between races in the autumn of his mayoralty? Bill Turque, kansascity, "How the untold story of Sly James' youth shapes his hopes for healing KC's racial divide | The Kansas City Star," 23 Mar. 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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