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selectman

[si-lekt-muh n] /sɪˈlɛkt mən/
noun, plural selectmen.
1.
(in most New England states) one of a board of town officers chosen to manage certain public affairs.
Origin
1625-1635
1625-35, Americanism; select (adj.) + -man
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  • No one shall buy or sell lands without permission of the selectmen.
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selectman

/sɪˈlɛktmən/
noun (pl) -men
1.
any of the members of the local boards of most New England towns
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