mayoralty

[ mey-er-uhl-tee, mair-uhl- ]
/ ˈmeɪ ər əl ti, ˈmɛər əl- /

noun, plural may·or·al·ties.

the office or tenure of a mayor.

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Origin of mayoralty

1350–1400; mayor + -al1 + -ty2; replacing Middle English mairaltee<Middle French mairalte
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British Dictionary definitions for mayoralty

mayoralty
/ (ˈmɛərəltɪ) /

noun plural -ties

the office or term of office of a mayor

Word Origin for mayoralty

C14: from Old French mairalté
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