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Meaning of alderman

al•der•man

Pronunciation: (ôl'dur-mun), [key]
— pl. -men.
  1. a member of a municipal legislative body, esp. of a municipal council.
  2. (in England) one of the members, chosen by the elected councilors, in a borough or county council.
    1. a chief.
    2. (later) the chief magistrate of a county or group of counties.
  3. a pot belly.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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