Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The office of a mayor.
  • noun The term of office of a mayor.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The office of a mayor, or the period of his service.

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

  • noun The office, or the term of office, of a mayor.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The office (or term of office) of a mayor.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the position of mayor

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English mairalte, from Anglo-Norman, from Old French maire, mayor; see mayor.]

Examples

  • Just 15 short days ago - a blink of an eye in the geological time frame of a three-term mayoralty - public school students across the city were demanding the ouster of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg.

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  • The mayoralty was a much coveted prize, as the incumbent not only presided over the common council and wielded much patronage, but was also presiding judge of a court of record with peculiar and extensive powers.

    XII. The beginning of Democratic Rule. 1801-1821.

  • Among Giuliani's most notable accomplishments during his mayoralty was his successful assault on pornography businesses in Times Square.

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  • Among Giuliani's most notable accomplishments during his mayoralty was his successful assault on [[pornography]] businesses in [[Times Square]].

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  • Among Giuliani's most notable accomplishments during his mayoralty was his successful assault on [[pornography]] businesses in [[Times Square]].

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • Among Giuliani's most notable accomplishments during his mayoralty was his successful assault on pornography businesses in Times Square.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • Among Giuliani's most notable accomplishments during his mayoralty was his successful assault on pornography businesses in Times Square.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • It is one of many signs that his mayoralty will be a disaster for London, a disaster for the community relations essential to everybody's quality of life.

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  • The measure has since gained widespread acceptance, and Mr. Bloomberg considers it one of the greatest achievements of his mayoralty.

    Hot Air Over City's New Smoking Ban

  • Although careful to avoid discussing his personal life, I set out to establish him not only as a war-lover but as a totalitarian, in the general sense of someone with an authoritarian disposition who wishes to use the state for such ends as placing the "chronic welfare cases" of New York City in "rehabilitation centers" outside the city (a proposal made in the mayoralty campaign of 1965).

    r_urell: William F. Buckley: Father of Modern "Conservatism"

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