from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The chief magistrate of a district in Anglo-Saxon England.
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- n. the chief magistrate of a shire in Anglo-Saxon England
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A chief; a leader: the Anglo-Saxon original of alderman, used in modern historical works with reference to its Anglo-Saxon use.
Old English; see alderman.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)