Definition of mayor in English:

mayor

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Pronunciation: /mɛː
 
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noun

  • 1(In England, Wales, and Northern Ireland) the head of a town, borough, or county council, elected by council members and generally having purely ceremonial duties.
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    • After retirement she was town councillor and deputy mayor and was a member of many local societies.
    • There were several cases where market towns had entered having mayors and town councils.
    • Protesters voted to stay sitting there until the town's Liberal Democrat mayor came to see us.
  • 1.1(In the US, Canada, and certain other countries) the head of a municipal corporation, elected by the public.

Derivatives

mayoral

adjective
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  • I continued to oppose the war during the mayoral election campaign.
  • October 3 is the deadline for naming mayoral candidates for the mayoral elections.
  • Sentimental jewellery was stolen from the home of a Kempston couple while they left their home to vote in the mayoral election.

mayorship

noun
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  • But his reaction to these provocative acts is being closely scrutinised by the city's secular population, who fear his mayorship, which began on June 3, will lead to a theocratic agenda that threatens to curb their day-to-day activities.
  • It was known that in the final hours of his mayorship, he had generously offered to have New York taxpayers pony up $800 million to build new stadiums for both of the baseball teams, but this had not been a binding deal.
  • During the 4-1/2 years of my mayorship, we never implemented these separations that you are referring to.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French maire, from the Latin adjective major 'greater', used as a noun in late Latin.

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