the chief executive official, usually elected, of a city, village, or town.
the chief magistrate of a city or borough.
Origin of mayor
1250–1300;Related formsmay·or·al, adjectivemay·or·ship, nounCan be confusedmare mayor
< Medieval Latin major major
; replacing Middle English mer, mair
< Old French maire
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Contemporary Examples of mayorship
As 25,000 public-school teachers stage a walkout in Chicago, Emanuel is facing the first major trauma of his mayorship.
If Rahm Emanuel's newly-launched campaign for Chicago's mayorship fails, it won't be because of carpetbagging or his foul mouth.
Historical Examples of mayorship
British Dictionary definitions for mayorship
Derived Formsmayoral, adjectivemayorship, noun
the chairman and civic head of a municipal corporation in many countriesScottish equivalent: provost
Word Origin for mayor
C13: from Old French maire, from Latin maior greater. See major
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Word Origin and History for mayorship
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).
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