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alderwoman

[ awl-der-woom-uhn ]
/ ˈɔl dərˌwʊm ən /
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noun, plural al·der·wom·en.

a woman who is a member of a municipal legislative body, especially of a municipal council.

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Origin of alderwoman

1550–60, for earlier sense; alder(man) + -woman
See -woman.
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