aldermanic


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al·der·man

 (ôl′dər-mən)
n.
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.
3.
a. A noble of high rank or authority in Anglo-Saxon England.
b. The chief officer of a shire in Anglo-Saxon England.

[Middle English, a person of high rank, from Old English ealdorman : ealdor, elder, chief (from eald, old; see al- in Indo-European roots) + man, man; see man.]

al′der·man·cy (-sē) n.
al′der·man′ic (-măn′ĭk) adj.
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Adj.1.aldermanic - of or relating to or like an aldermanaldermanic - of or relating to or like an alderman
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The delighted community rose as one man and applauded; and when the twins were asked to stand for seats in the forthcoming aldermanic board, and consented, the public contentment was rounded and complete.
The most aldermanic, with his chin upon a heart-leaf, which serves for a napkin to his drooling chaps, under this northern shore quaffs a deep draught of the once scorned water, and passes round the cup with the ejaculation tr-r-r-oonk, tr-r-r--oonk, tr-r-r-oonk
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Along with his post as Commissioner of the Customs, North lost his Aldermanic seat in the City of London when in May 1690, Parliament passed a bill that reversed the judgment of quo warranto against the City and restored its "ancient Rights and Privileges.
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for his aldermanic remuneration of $25 a month, declaring to his astonished wife 'I was elected to serve the people and I can only do that properly working full time.
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