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

noun, plural mayoralties.
the office or tenure of a mayor.
noun (pl) -ties
the office or term of office of a mayor

late 14c., mairaltee “office of a mayor” (mid-15c. as “tenure of a mayor”), from Middle French mairalté, from maire (see mayor) + -alte, as in principalte, reformed in English as -alty.


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