Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The office of an alderman.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The condition, position, or office of an alderman.

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  • noun The condition, position, or office of an alderman.

Etymologies

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alderman +‎ -ship

Examples

  • On this Saturday Bathsheba was passing slowly on foot through the crowd of rural business-men gathered as usual in front of the market-house, who were as usual gazed upon by the burghers with feelings that those healthy lives were dearly paid for by exclusion from possible aldermanship, when a man, who had apparently been following her, said some words to another on her left hand.

    Far from the Madding Crowd

  • On this Saturday Bathsheba was passing slowly on foot through the crowd of rural business-men gathered as usual in front of the market-house, who were as usual gazed upon by the burghers with feelings that those healthy lives were dearly paid for by exclusion from possible aldermanship, when a man, who had apparently been following her, said some words to another on her left hand.

    Far from the Madding Crowd

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