Definition of Alderman in English :

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Alderman meaning in English

Meaning of Alderman in English

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1. alderman

a member of a municipal legislative body (as a city council)

Example Sentences:
'aldermen usually represent city wards'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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noun plural -men
(in England and Wales until 1974) one of the senior members of a local council, elected by other councillors
(in the US, Canada, Australia, etc) a member of the governing body of a municipality
3. history a variant spelling of ealdorman

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nounWord forms: plural ˈaldermen (ˈɔldərmən ; ôlˈdərmən)
in some U.S. cities, a member of the municipal council, usually representing a certain district or ward
in England and Wales before 1974, a senior member of a local council
the chief officer in a shire; ealdorman

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see synonyms of alderman
1. A member of the municipal legislative body in a town or city in many jurisdictions.
2. A member of the higher branch of the municipal or borough council in England and Ireland before 1974.
a. A noble of high rank or authority in Anglo-Saxon England.
b. The chief officer of a shire in Anglo-Saxon England.

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