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alderman

noun [C]     /ˈɔːl.də.mən/ US  /ˈɑːl.dɚ-/ (plural -men   /-mən/   )
in the UK , in the past, a member of a local government chosen by the other membersLocal government and politics in the US, Australia, and Canada, an elected member of a city governmentLocal government and politics
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