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The chief magistrate of a district in Anglo-Saxon England.
[Old English; see alderman.]
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n, pl -men
(Historical Terms) an official of Anglo-Saxon England, appointed by the king, who was responsible for law, order, and justice in his shire and for leading his local fyrd in battle
[Old English ealdor lord + man]
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eal•dor•man(ˈɔl dər mən)
n., pl. -men.
the chief magistrate of a shire in Anglo-Saxon England.
[before 900; < Old English; see alderman]
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