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- n. A corporation or body of magistrates in cities and towns in Spain, corresponding to mayor and aldermen.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. In Spain and Spanish America, a corporation or body of magistrates in cities and towns, corresponding to mayor and aldermen.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Spain and Spanish America, a corporation or body of magistrates in a city or town; a town council, usually composed of alcaldes, regidors, and other municipal officers.
Birriria Mary's on the square is making birria with cash donations (left pocket of the apron for victims, right pocket for the business: standard book keeping!) and the ayuntamiento is also receiving donations People from all over town are bringing their shopping carts filled with clothing, etc.
About 4 o'clock next morning (September 14th) a deputation (p. 332) of the _ayuntamiento_ (city council) waited upon me to report that the federal government and the army of Mexico had fled from the capital some three hours before; and to demand terms of capitulation in favor of the church, the citizens, and the municipal authorities.
Folsom, Howard, Leidesdorf, and others, knowing the importance of a name, saw their danger, and, by some action of the ayuntamiento, or town council, changed the name of Yerba Buena to "San Francisco."
The ayuntamiento consisted of the official members, and of
Los miembros del Concejo ó cabildo ó ayuntamiento ó corporación municipal se llaman Concejales ó regidores.
To serve as the chief executive officer of the municipality the _ayuntamiento_ regularly elects from its own number an _alcalde_, or mayor, although in the larger towns appointment of the mayor is reserved to the crown.
Every village not large enough to form a municipality has a sub-mayor (alcalde pedaneo), governing the village in dependence upon the ayuntamiento of the municipality of which it form a part.
Each province is divided into municipalities, which are governed by municipal councils (ayuntamientos), with an alcalde, or mayor, at the head of each ayuntamiento.
 _Regimiento_: the body of regidors, who never exceeded twelve, forming a part of the municipal council, or _ayuntamiento_, in every capital of a jurisdiction.
The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 — Volume 08 of 55 1591-1593 Explorations by Early Navigators, Descriptions of the Islands and Their Peoples, Their History and Records of the Catholic Missions, as Related in Contemporaneous Books and Manuscripts, Showing the Political, Economic, Commercial and Religious Conditions of Those Islands from Their Earliest Relations with European Nations to the Close of the Nineteenth Century
Don Horacio, steadily growing more slender and weak, but ever erect in his eternal new frock coat, continued taking his daily stroll, adjusting his life to the ticking of the clock of the ayuntamiento.