selectman

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noun se·lect·man \si-ˈlek(t)-ˌman, -ˌlek(t)-ˈman, -ˈlek(t)-mən; ˈsē-ˌlek(t)-ˌman\

Definition of selectman

  1. :  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

1635

First Known Use of selectman

1635


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selectman

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

Legal Definition of selectman

  1. :  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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