alderman Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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aldermannoun [C]

uk   /ˈɔːl.də.mən/  us   /ˈɑːl.dɚ-/ (plural -men uk   /-mən/ us   )
in the UK , in the past, a ​member of a ​localgovernmentchosen by the other ​members in the US, ​Australia, and Canada, an ​electedmember of a ​citygovernment
(Definition of alderman from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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aldermannoun [C]

 us   /ˈɔl·dər·mən/ (plural -men  /ˈɔl·dər·mən, -ˌmen/ )
an ​electedmember of some ​city governments
(Definition of alderman from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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