Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A district of a borough having its own alderman; a ward.
- n. uncountable the rank or status of an alderman
- n. countable the district in which an alderman serves
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The district or ward of an alderman.
- n. rare The office or rank of an alderman.
“And there were also many evil and detestable actions, of which he had been secretly guilty against the franchises of the city.8 As a result, in 1248, the mayor, who was willing to side with the king in order to get rid of a popular agitator, deprived Simon of his aldermanry; the men of his ward selected Alexander the ironmonger, from Shoreditch, in his place.”
“He was deprived of his aldermanry of the Ward of Farringdon Without and debarred from ever becoming alderman of any other ward "for causes sufficiently made known" to the Court of Aldermen.”
“M500 Colonel Pride elected member of Common Council, 21 Dec. M501 Browne dismissed from parliament and his aldermanry, 4 Dec. 980 He afterwards served on various committees. —”
“Corporation, and had paid another fine to be relieved of the aldermanry of the ward of Coleman Street.”
“Journal of the Common Council, Browne was not only dismissed from parliament, but was also discharged and disabled from being an alderman of the city; but in the Journal of the House itself the latter resolution relating to his discharge from his aldermanry was subsequently erased, and”
“Joseph Lawrence to succeed Sir Owen Buckingham in the aldermanry of the ward of Bishopsgate; that Withers declining to remove, had moved that”
“That the sheriff was thought by his fellow citizens to have been implicated in Essex’s mad attempt is seen from the fact that within a week he was deprived, not only of his sheriffwick, but also of his aldermanry, (1747) but to what extent he had compromised himself it is difficult to determine.”
“His strictness and impartiality were such as to raise up enemies, and an excuse was found for removing him not only from the office of mayor, but once again from his aldermanry. (”
“John Brown was elected alderman of Farringdon Within shortly afterwards, but he was discharged by the Common Council, and the aldermanry was subsequently filled by John Hardy being translated to it from Aldersgate Ward. (”
“He had already suffered deprivation of his aldermanry for some reason or another, but was reinstated in 13O2. (”
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