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 Under the mayoralty of John Lindsay, New York City had become a key battleground in this political clash. Vincent J. Cannato, National Review, "When the Silent Majority Rioted in New York City," 3 Sep. 2020 After six-plus years of his mayoralty, New York is divided to the point of breaking. Michael Toscano, National Review, "The 9/11 Tribute in Light Emphasizes Bill de Blasio’s Failure," 3 Sep. 2020 Koch’s strongest opponent in the Democratic primary would be David Dinkins, who used the Hawkins case to help him win the mayoralty in November. John Anderson, WSJ, "‘Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn’ Review: A Tragedy and Its Turmoil," 11 Aug. 2020 And even during his campaigns for the mayoralty, his debate record was proficient rather than stellar. John Cassidy, The New Yorker, "At the Democratic Debate, Can the Other Candidates Halt the Rise of Michael Bloomberg?," 19 Feb. 2020 And this aide stressed that as was the case at the end of his mayoralty, finding jobs for people who might need them is a top personal priority for Bloomberg. Caitlin Conant, CBS News, "2020 Daily Trail Markers: Elizabeth Warren bows out of presidential race," 5 Mar. 2020 To win the mayoralty, Mr. Imamoglu required the informal support of a pro-Kurdish party, which typically receives around 10 percent of the national vote and whose supporters helped pull him over the line. New York Times, "The World Condemns Erdogan’s War on Kurds. But Turkey Applauds.," 16 Oct. 2019 But his entire mayoralty was defined less by these mass displays of authoritarian force than by the everyday abuses his police committed against millions of New Yorkers of color as part of his police department’s stop-and-frisk policy. Alex Pareene, The New Republic, "Michael Bloomberg’s Polite Authoritarianism," 13 Feb. 2020 His masterpiece Parks & Recreation wrapped on a success-for-everybody flash-forward: best-selling authorhood, mayoralty, a governorship, maybe a presidency? Darren Franich,, "A sweet Good Place finale rescues a frustrating final season: Review," 1 Feb. 2020

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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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“Mayoralty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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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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