noun Etymology: Middle English mairaltee, from Anglo-French mairalté, from maire Date: 14th century the office or term of office of a mayor

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  • Mayoralty — May or*al*ty, n. The office, or the term of office, of a mayor. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mayoralty — late 14c., mairaltee office of a mayor (mid 15c. as tenure of a mayor ), from M.Fr. mairalté, from maire (see MAYOR (Cf. mayor)) + alte, as in principalte, reformed in English as alty …   Etymology dictionary

  • mayoralty — ► NOUN (pl. mayoralties) ▪ the period or term of office of a mayor …   English terms dictionary

  • mayoralty — [mā′ərəl tē] n. pl. mayoralties [ME mairalte < OFr mairalté] the office or term of office of a mayor …   English World dictionary

  • mayoralty — /may euhr euhl tee, mair euhl /, n., pl. mayoralties. the office or tenure of a mayor. [1350 1400; MAYOR + AL1 + TY2; r. ME mairaltee < MF mairalte] * * * …   Universalium

  • mayoralty — noun The office (or term of office) of a mayor …   Wiktionary

  • mayoralty — Synonyms and related words: aedileship, archbishopric, archiepiscopacy, archiepiscopate, aristocracy, bishopric, chairmanship, chancellery, chancellorate, chancellorship, chiefery, chiefry, chieftaincy, chieftainry, chieftainship, consulate,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • mayoralty — mayor|al|ty [ˈmeərəlti US ˈmeıərəlti] n [U] formal the position of mayor, or the period when someone is mayor …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • mayoralty — may|or|al|ty [ meıərəlti ] noun uncount FORMAL the official position held by a mayor …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • mayoralty — meɪərÉ™ltɪ / meÉ™rÉ™ltɪ n. mayoral term in office; office of mayor …   English contemporary dictionary

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