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ˈɔl dər mənal·der·man

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. alderman(noun)

    a member of a municipal legislative body (as a city council)

    "aldermen usually represent city wards"

Wiktionary

  1. alderman(Noun)

    A member of several municipal legislative bodies in a city or town.

    Etymology: From or .

  2. alderman(Noun)

    A roasted turkey, called an alderman in chains or an alderman hung in chains if garnished with sausages. (1811 Dictionary of Vulgar Tongue)

    Etymology: From or .

  3. alderman(Noun)

    A man's potbelly.

    Etymology: From or .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Alderman(noun)

    a senior or superior; a person of rank or dignity

    Etymology: [AS. aldormon, ealdorman; ealdor an elder + man. See Elder, n.]

  2. Alderman(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [AS. aldormon, ealdorman; ealdor an elder + man. See Elder, n.]

Freebase

  1. Alderman

    An alderman is a member of a municipal assembly or council in many jurisdictions founded upon English law. The term may be titular, denoting a high-ranking member of a borough or county council, a council member chosen by the elected members themselves rather than by popular vote, or a council member elected by voters. The title is derived from the Old English title of ealdorman, literally meaning "elder man", and was used by the chief nobles presiding over shires. Similar titles exists in Scandinavian countries, such as the Danish "Olderman", which also means "elder man" or "wise man". It is possible that this harkens back to tribal societies, but since these often lie before written history, it is unknown how far back it goes. An Olderman could be a retired chieftain, or otherwise important member of the tribe that had retired due to old age. It has the advantage of retaining the knowledge of the old leader within a field, without challenging the new leader.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Alderman

    awl′dėr-man, n. in English and Irish boroughs, a civic dignitary next in rank to the mayor.—They are usually chosen for three years; those of London are chosen for life.—The name was assumed incongruously enough for superior members of the county councils set up in England in 1888: in Anglo-Saxon times, the governor of a shire until by Canute displaced by the earl; thenceforward, any head man of a guild.—adjs. Alderman′ic, Al′dermanlike, Al′dermanly, pompous and portly. [A.S. ealdor (from eald, old), senior, chief; ealdorman, ruler, king, chief magistrate.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. ALDERMAN

    A political office known as the Crook's Road to Wealth. From Eng. _all_, and Greek _derma_, meaning skin--"all skin."

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of alderman in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of alderman in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of alderman in a Sentence

  1. David Axelrod:

    It's that old axiom a Chicago alderman once shared with me: 'The higher a monkey climbs the pole, the more you can see his ass,' the better you do in this process, the more scrutiny you get. It's the price of success.

  2. Anna Valencia:

    Chicago Alderman Nick Sposato told Fox News this past summer. Chicago’s city clerk, Anna Valencia, says that there will be a strong four-point application process that a person must navigate in order to get an ID, and that the cards come with hidden security features. The city says it is preparing to release the types of documentation it will accept from an applicant to prove identity. I ca n’t go into all the details of what is the security features because we want to keep that private so no one duplicates these, but we feel very confident in our security features for the card.

  3. Brad Schneider:

    I was immediately concerned about some of Alderman Ramirez-Rosa’s past comments about the United States support of our ally Israel, and his affiliation with a group that is an outspoken supporter of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel.

  4. Robert Donovan:

    There are certainly any number of things that may divide the city of Milwaukee and its citizens, but this (referendum campaign) quite possibly could be the one issue that brings us together, this is not a one-man show, not a two-man show, with me and Alderman Davis. This is a community effort, and I am pleased that this coalition is coming together to hopefully restore some common sense to decision-making in Milwaukee.

  5. Robert Donovan:

    This is not a one-man show, not a two-man show, with me and Alderman Davis. This is a community effort, and I am pleased that this coalition is coming together to hopefully restore some common sense to decision-making in Milwaukee.

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