Associations to the word «Alderman»


ALDERMAN, noun. A member of several municipal legislative bodies in a city or town.
ALDERMAN, noun. (UK) (historical) (obsolete slang) A half-crown coin; its value, 30 pence.
ALDERMAN, noun. (1811) A roasted turkey. Only used in alderman in chains and alderman hung in chains.
ALDERMAN, proper noun. A surname​.

Dictionary definition

ALDERMAN, noun. A member of a municipal legislative body (as a city council); "aldermen usually represent city wards".

Wise words

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