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[mey-er-uh l-tee, mair-uh l-] /ˈmeɪ ər əl ti, ˈmɛər əl-/
noun, plural mayoralties.
the office or tenure of a mayor.
Origin of mayoralty
1350-1400; mayor + -al1 + -ty2; replacing Middle English mairaltee < Middle French mairalte Unabridged
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noun (pl) -ties
the office or term of office of a mayor
Word Origin
C14: from Old French mairalté
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Word Origin and History for mayoralty

late 14c., mairaltee "office of a mayor" (mid-15c. as "tenure of a mayor"), from Middle French mairalté, from maire (see mayor) + -alte, as in principalte, reformed in English as -alty.

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