selectman

noun se·lect·man \ sə-ˈlek(t)-ˌman , -ˌlek(t)-ˈman , -ˈlek(t)-mən ; ˈsē-ˌlek(t)-ˌman \
Updated on: 30 Mar 2018

Definition of selectman

: one of a board of officials elected in towns of all New England states except Rhode Island to serve as the chief administrative authority of the town

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1635

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selectman

noun se·lect·man \ si-ˈlekt-mən, -ˌman \

legal Definition of selectman

: one of a board of officials elected in towns of all New England states except Rhode Island to serve as the chief administrative authority of the town

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