- (chiefly in Britain and the Commonwealth) the mayor of certain cities or the chief municipal officer of certain boroughs.
Origin of lord mayor
First recorded in 1545–55
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Examples from the Web for lord mayor
The lord-mayor soon withdrew his countenance from the project.Biographical Sketches
The "willing instrument" of the overthrow was Pennington, the lord-mayor.The Town
I'll apply to the lord-mayor—they're a pack of swindlers, they are!Ten Thousand a-Year. Volume 1.
Thus, when the Lord-Mayor invited me to his feast, it was a piece of strategy.
The lord-mayor was an anti-Wilkite—the mob attacked the Mansion-house, and broke the windows.
- the mayor in the City of London and in certain other important boroughs and large cities
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