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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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alderman

(ˈɔːldəmən)
n, pl -men
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in England and Wales until 1974) one of the senior members of a local council, elected by other councillors
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in the US, Canada, Australia, etc) a member of the governing body of a municipality
3. (Historical Terms) history a variant spelling of ealdorman
Abbreviations (for senses 1, 2): Ald or Aldm
[Old English aldormann, from ealdor chief (comparative of eald old) + mann man]
aldermanic adj
ˈaldermanry n
ˈaldermanˌship n
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al•der•man

(ˈɔl dər mən)

n., pl. -men.
1. (in the U.S., Canada, and Australia) a member of a municipal legislative body, esp. of a municipal council.
2. (in England) one of the members, chosen by the elected councilors, in a borough or county council.
3. (in medieval England)
a. a chief.
b. (later) the chief magistrate of a county or group of counties.
[before 900; Old English (e)aldormann=ealdor chief, patriarch (eald old + -or n. suffix) + mann man]
al`der•man′ic (-ˈmæn ɪk) adj.
usage: See -man.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.alderman - a member of a municipal legislative body (as a city council)alderman - a member of a municipal legislative body (as a city council); "aldermen usually represent city wards"
representative - a person who represents others
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Translations

alderman

[ˈɔːldəmən] N (aldermen (pl)) → concejal(a) m/f (de categoría superior)
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alderman

n pl <-men> → Alderman m (Ratsherr)
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alderman

[ˈɔːldəmən] n (-men (pl)) → consigliere m comunale
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References in classic literature ?
It was, in fact, somewhat hard, and we have already hinted at it on the second page of this book,--for him, Charles de Bourbon, to be obliged to feast and receive cordially no one knows what bourgeois;--for him, a cardinal, to receive aldermen;--for him, a Frenchman, and a jolly companion, to receive Flemish beer-drinkers,--and that in public!
On the morrow, nothing was talked of in Paris but the ball which the aldermen of the city were to give to the king and queen, and in which their Majesties were to dance the famous La Merlaison-- the favorite ballet of the king.
The aldermen did as they had done before, and preceded by their sergeants, advanced to receive their illustrious guest.
The queen attributed this joyous feeling to the beauty of the fete, to the pleasure she had experienced in the ballet; and as it is not permissible to contradict a queen, whether she smile or weep, everybody expatiated on the gallantry of the aldermen of the city of Paris.
Now and then there were rumors and murmurs in the Board of Aldermen, and once there was a committee to investigate--but each time another small fortune was paid over, and the rumors died away; until at last the city woke up with a start to find the work completed.
"Aldermen and town councillors of the Phaeacians, hear my words.
Charles leaning toward allowing up to two recreational cannabis dispensaries in town, aldermen now are considering imposing a tax on marijuana sales.
Honorary Aldermen wear a dark blue robe and support the Mayor on formal ceremonial occasions.
ALDERMEN could soon be presented with their missing medals after a former Lord Mayor appealed to the council to honour them.
Philadelphia, MS, February 20, 2016 --(PR.com)-- A website aimed at promoting Philadelphia's assets to potential new business and industry was approved by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen last week.
FOUR long-serving excouncillors have become the first "honorary aldermen" of Coventry - a new honour resurrecting an old city tradition.