Alderman meaning

ôldər-mən
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(anglo-saxon history) The chief officer in a shire; ealdorman.
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A member of the municipal legislative body in a town or city in many jurisdictions.
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A member of the higher branch of the municipal or borough council in England and Ireland before 1974.
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In some U.S. cities, a member of the municipal council, usually representing a certain district or ward.
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In England and Wales before 1974, a senior member of a local council.
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A surname​.
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Origin of alderman

  • Middle English a person of high rank from Old English ealdorman ealdor elder, chief (from eald old al-2 in Indo-European roots) man man man

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition