city father


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city father

n.
A municipal official, such as a council member.

city father

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a person who is active or prominent in the public affairs of a city, such as an alderman

cit′y fa′ther


n.
any of the officials or prominent citizens of a city.
[1835–45, Amer.]
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Noun1.city father - an important municipal official
functionary, official - a worker who holds or is invested with an office
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The city fathers sanctioned them and licensed them.
They march to the box of the city fathers, and formally salute.
The tide-lands had been in litigation for years, and he took the bull by the horns--buying out the private owners and at the same time leasing from the city fathers.
The area was mostly undeveloped ranch land when capitalist Leslie Brand and city father Edgar Goode worked to bring a Pacific Electric streetcar line to Glendale.
DISGRACED former Coventry City striker Lee Hughes (above) has lost his right to appeal against a six-year sentence for causing the death of a city father.
Hall, a Mason and city father who is buried beneath the grass at the park.
James Dye, every day at the Stadium since his fatally punched week's EnglandvWales PAGE 3 FULL STORY: but beside to his has spent Cardiff City father was before last game.
Founded by New York City father of four Eli Mandelbaum and first time father Alan Freeman, the YellowBrck app can be downloaded for free at http://ybrk.
Pastor of Holy Family Church in Gaza City Father Jorge Hernandez valued His Majesty King Abdullah's efforts to alleviate the suffering of Palestinians in the costal enclave through setting up a Jordanian field hospital there.
The 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is charged with the murder of city father Michael McGuigan in Hillfields in May last year.
A COVENTRY man has appeared in court charged with the murder of city father Kevin Lowry.
2 City father in death crash A FATHER-OF-ONE from Liverpool has been named as one of 15 people killed in a helicopter crash off the Scottish coast.