[mey-er, mair] /ˈmeɪ ər, mɛər/
the chief executive official, usually elected, of a city, village, or town.
the chief magistrate of a city or borough.
the chairman and civic head of a municipal corporation in many countries Scottish equivalent provost
1690s, from mayor + -al (1).
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).
[mey-er-uh l-tee, mair-uh l-] /ˈmeɪ ər əl ti, ˈmɛər əl-/ noun, plural mayoralties. 1. the office or tenure of a mayor. /ˈmɛərəltɪ/ noun (pl) -ties 1. the office or term of office of a mayor n. late 14c., mairaltee “office of a mayor” (mid-15c. as “tenure of a mayor”), from Middle French mairalté, from maire […]
[mey-er-is, mair-is] /ˈmeɪ ər ɪs, ˈmɛər ɪs/ noun 1. a woman who is the chief executive official of a city, village, or town. 2. the wife of a mayor. /ˈmɛərɪs/ noun 1. (mainly Brit) the wife of a mayor 2. a female mayor
[kas-ter-brij] /ˈkæs tərˌbrɪdʒ/ noun 1. a novel (1886) by Thomas Hardy.
noun 1. one of a line of hereditary administrative lieutenants to the Merovingian kings who eventually took over royal function and title in the Frankish kingdoms; a palatine.