- the chief executive official, usually elected, of a city, village, or town.
- the chief magistrate of a city or borough.
Origin of mayor
Examples from the Web for mayoral
Contemporary Examples of mayoral
DeMaio has claimed that his 2012 mayoral opponent criticized his partner "just to point out the fact that I was gay."No Shaking Sexual Harassment Allegations for Gay GOP House Hopeful
October 12, 2014
In Hattiesburg, the fourth largest city in the state, a second mayoral election was held in September 2013.
Perry said most of the absentee ballots questioned in the mayoral race had six or seven different issues.
The group did decline to endorse DeMaio during his mayoral race.Gay Republican Runs Against The LGBT Lobby
May 3, 2014
Ask Sharpton himself what he thinks of what I was writing about him during the 2001 New York mayoral campaign.Donald Sterling and the Neverending Fantasy of ‘Democrat’ Racism
April 28, 2014
Historical Examples of mayoral
The mayoral, with his wife and children, turn out to meet and welcome us.The Pearl of the Antilles, or An Artist in Cuba
The mayoral went out, and returned a minute after, followed by Rafal.The Trappers of Arkansas
The regular and permanent officers of a plantation are the mayoral and mayordomo.To Cuba and Back
Richard Henry Dana
The mayoral lingered for about a week, and then shared the fate of Pepe.
Farfrae, with Mayoral authority, immediately rose to the occasion.The Mayor of Casterbridge
- the chairman and civic head of a municipal corporation in many countriesScottish equivalent: provost
Word Origin for mayor
c.1300, from Old French maire "head of a city or town government" (13c.), originally "greater, superior" (adj.), from Latin maior, major, comparative of magnus "great" (see magnum).