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[awl-der-muh n] /ˈɔl dər mən/
noun, plural ealdormen. Obsolete
Also, ealderman.
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noun (pl) -men
an official of Anglo-Saxon England, appointed by the king, who was responsible for law, order, and justice in his shire and for leading his local fyrd in battle
Word Origin
Old English ealdor lord + man
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