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Definition of alderman:

  1. A senior or superior; a person of rank or dignity.
  2. One of a board or body of municipal officers next in order to the mayor and having a legislative function. They may, in some cases, individually exercise some magisterial and administrative functions.


councilwoman, selectman, assemblyman, district representative, magistrate, city father, ward officer, council member, representative, member of the board of aldermen, municipal legislator, borough elector.

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