Aldermancy
Aldermancy \Al"der*man*cy\, n. The office of an alderman. [1913 Webster]

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  • aldermancy — rare. (ˈɔːldəmənsɪ) [f. alderman + cy (cf. captain cy), after magistracy, lieutenancy, in which the suffix, really y, is apparently cy.] The office of an alderman. ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • aldermancy — See alderman. * * * …   Universalium

  • alderman — aldermancy, aldermanship, n. aldermanic /awl deuhr man ik/, adj. /awl deuhr meuhn/, n., pl. aldermen. 1. a member of a municipal legislative body, esp. of a municipal council. 2. (in England) one of the members, chosen by the elected councilors,… …   Universalium

  • aldermanic — See aldermancy. * * * …   Universalium

  • alderman — [ôl′dər mən] n. pl. aldermen [ôl′dərmən] [ME < OE ealdorman, chief, prince < eald, OLD + man, MAN] 1. in some U.S. cities, a member of the municipal council, usually representing a certain district or ward 2. in England and Wales before… …   English World dictionary

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