noun Etymology: Old English — more at alderman Date: before 12th century the chief officer in a district (as a shire) in Anglo-Saxon England

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  • Ealdorman — est un terme anglo saxon signifiant littéralement « homme aîné » (elder man). Il désigne l homme placé à la tête d un comté dans l Angleterre anglo saxonne entre le IXe siècle et le règne de Knut le Grand. L ealdorman est un… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Ealdorman —   [ ɛːldəmən], angelsächsisches Amt, Alderman. (Earl) …   Universal-Lexikon

  • ealdorman — [ôl′dər mən, āl′dər mən] n. Anglo Saxon History the chief officer in a shire; alderman …   English World dictionary

  • Ealdorman — An ealdorman (modern alderman) was the prior magistrate of an Anglo Saxon shire from 900 to the time of the Danes. The ealdorman, rendered in Latin as dux or (in early West Saxon charters) præfectus (which is also the equivalent of gerefa ,… …   Wikipedia

  • Ealdorman — In der vom 9. und 10. bis ins 11. Jahrhundert nach Christus etablierten angelsächsisch dänischen Herrschaftsordnung im frühen England stand der Ealdorman (dt. Aldermann, latinisierte Form Comes) an der Spitze eines Shire (=Grafschaft), der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Ealdorman — Ealderman Eal der*man, Ealdorman Eal dor*man, n. An alderman. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ealdorman — see ealderman * * * /awl deuhr meuhn/, n., pl. ealdormen. Obs. alderman. Also, ealderman. * * * ealdorman obsolete form of ↑alderman …   Useful english dictionary

  • ealdorman — /awl deuhr meuhn/, n., pl. ealdormen. Obs. alderman. Also, ealderman. * * * …   Universalium

  • ealdorman — noun the chief magistrate of a shire in Anglo Saxon England …   Wiktionary

  • Ealdorman — Noble of the highest social rank in AS England, appointed by the king to govern a Shire …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

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