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A woman who is a member of the municipal legislative body in a town or city in many jurisdictions.


n, pl -women
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in England and Wales until 1974) one of the senior female members of a local council, elected by other councillors
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in the US, Canada, Australia, etc) a female member of the governing body of a municipality


(ˈɔl dərˌwʊm ən)

n., pl. -wom•en.
a woman who is a member of a municipal legislative body, esp. of a municipal council.
usage: See -woman.
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