mayoral

mayor

[mey-er, mair]
noun
1.
the chief executive official, usually elected, of a city, village, or town.
2.
the chief magistrate of a city or borough.

Origin:
1250–1300; < Medieval Latin major major; replacing Middle English mer, mair < Old French maire

mayoral, adjective
mayorship, noun

mare, mayor.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To Mayoral
Collins
World English Dictionary
mayor (mɛə)
 
n
Scottish equivalent: provost the chairman and civic head of a municipal corporation in many countries
 
[C13: from Old French maire, from Latin maior greater. See major]
 
'mayoral
 
adj
 
'mayorship
 
n

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

mayor
c.1300, from O.Fr. maire "head of a city or town government" (13c.), originally "greater, superior" (adj.), from L. maior, major, comp. of magnus "great" (see magnum).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature