or eal·der·man

[awl-der-muh n]

noun, plural eal·dor·men. Obsolete.

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noun plural -men

an official of Anglo-Saxon England, appointed by the king, who was responsible for law, order, and justice in his shire and for leading his local fyrd in battle

Word Origin for ealdorman

Old English ealdor lord + man
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