alderwoman

alderwoman
noun Etymology: alder- (as in alderman) + woman Date: 1768 a female member of a city legislative body

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  • alderwoman — al·der·wom·an / ȯl dər ˌwu̇ mən/ n: a female member of a city legislative body Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. alderwoman …   Law dictionary

  • alderwoman — UK [ˈɔːldə(r)ˌwʊmən] / US [ˈɔldərˌwʊmən] noun [countable] Word forms alderwoman : singular alderwoman plural alderwomen UK [ˈɔːldə(r)ˌwɪmɪn] / US [ˈɔldərˌwɪmɪn] 1) in the past, a female politician who was a senior member of a town council in… …   English dictionary

  • alderwoman — /awl deuhr woom euhn/, n., pl. alderwomen. a woman who is a member of a municipal legislative body, esp. of a municipal council. [1550 60, for earlier sense; ALDER(MAN) + WOMAN] Usage. See woman. * * * …   Universalium

  • alderwoman — noun Feminine form of alderman …   Wiktionary

  • alderwoman — al|der|wom|an [ ɔldər,wumən ] (plural al|der|wom|en [ ɔldər,wımın ] ) noun count 1. ) a female politician who is a member of the government of a city in the U.S., Canada or Australia 2. ) in the past, a female politician who was a senior member… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • alderwoman — al·der·wom·an || ɔːldə‚wÊŠmÉ™n n. female government official, member of a legislative body …   English contemporary dictionary

  • alderwoman — al·der·wom·an …   English syllables

  • alderwoman — al•der•wom•an [[t]ˈɔl dərˌwʊm ən[/t]] n. pl. wom•en cvb gov use a woman who is a member of a municipal legislative body, esp. of a municipal council • Etymology: 1765–75 usage: See woman …   From formal English to slang

  • alderwoman — ˌwu̇mən noun (plural alderwomen) Etymology: alderman + woman : a woman with the office and rank of an alderman …   Useful english dictionary

  • alderman or alderwoman — A public officer of a town or city council or a local legislative body who is elected to the position by the persons he or she represents. Dictionary from West s Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005. alderman or alderwoman …   Law dictionary

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