Definition of mayoralty in English:


Line breaks: may¦or|alty
Pronunciation: /ˈmɛːr(ə)lti

noun (plural mayoralties)

  • 1The office or position of mayor: the party failed to win the mayoralty
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    • Positions such as mayoralties are not the property of certain parties to be carved up between them; they're the property of the people.
    • His deeper political reason for calling lay in his design to become a candidate for the mayoralty position in Oakland, California.
    • If none of the councillors win the mayoralty then three will go.
  • 1.1A mayor’s term of office: the law was passed during his mayoralty
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    • He purchased entrance to the franchise in 1350, at the beginning of Robert's first mayoralty.
    • The city added 430,000 new jobs during his mayoralty - Gotham's greatest job growth ever.


late Middle English: from Old French mairalte, from maire (see mayor).

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