American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One of a board of town officers chosen annually in New England communities to manage local affairs.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In New England towns, one of a board of officers chosen annually to manage various local concerns. Their number is usually from three to nine in each town, and they constitute a kind of executive authority. In small towns the office is frequently associated with that of assessor and overseer of the poor. The office was derived originally from that of select vestryman. See
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One of a board of town officers chosen annually in the New England States to transact the general public business of the town, and have a kind of executive authority. The number is usually from three to seven in each town.
- n. an elected member of a board of officials who run New England towns
“Kelly, a two-term selectman in town and former president of the New Hampshire Libertarian Party, wrote the book and had it published.”
“But Baker's own experience in the public and private sectors - as a one-term selectman in Swampscott, as the state's top budget official, and as the chief executive of a major health insurer - muddies his critique.”
“But the two-term selectman has struggled at one task: paying taxes.”
“Four-term selectman Robert E. Wing said he planned on serving a fifth consecutive term on the board or retiring from town politics after Saturday's annual election.”
“Boston Globe writes before adding, "But Baker's own experience in the public and private sectors -- as a one-term selectman in Swampscott, as the state's top budget official, and as the chief executive of a major health insurer -- muddies his critique.”
“The most important decision I have been involved in as a selectman was our decision to create the Plainville Redevelopment Authority.”
“He didn't pick Palin for her education / intellect, he didn't pick her for her experience as a failed car wash owner, her 7 years as mayor (aka selectman) of Wasilla where she used her power to get people fired & told her people not to talk to the media, nor her 2 years of expeience as the governor of Alaska, a state with less than a million people -- and who are benefiting from this energy crisis, while she uses fed dollars to build infrastructure.”
“A friend of mine is a New Hampshire "selectman," one of those municipal offices Tocqueville found so admirable.”
“Barzilla," says Peter, "I jedge that a selectman is a sort of dwarf alderman.”
“Idiots of all parties and persuasions have held every office in the land, from selectman to President, and Democrats have sent their fair share of dunderheads to Washington too.”
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