Origin of mayorMiddle English mair from Old French maire from Classical Latin major, comparative of magnus, great: see magni-
The office of the mayor is usually in city hall.
The definition of a mayor is the leader of a city.
Rudy Giuliani, who was elected to lead New York City from 1994 to 2001, is an example of a mayor.
the elected or appointed head of a municipal government, usually the chief administrative official but sometimes a largely ceremonial figure having little executive authority
The head of government of a city, town, borough, or municipal corporation.
Origin of mayorMiddle English maire from Old French from Medieval Latin māior from Latin greater, superior ; see meg- in Indo-European roots.
- A surname.
- The revolt was put down owing to the energy of the mayor of Palermo, Marquis A.
- I'm mayor now, until we get around to having an election.
- But if the parents wish him to be taught in a private school they must give notice to the mayor of the commune of their intention and the school chosen.
- Each mayor, however, sought to supplant the others; the Pippins and Charles Martel succeeded, and their victory was at the same time the victory of Austrasia over Neustria and Burgundy.
- Burton is governed by a mayor, 8 aldermen and 24 councillors.