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  • noun Plural form of selectman.

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Examples

  • Five incumbents were the only residents to take out nomination papers for the May 3 annual town ballot, as of noon Wednesday: first-term selectmen Paul Feeney and Lynda Walsh, school committee member Katie Adair, Town Clerk Robert Cutler and Housing Authority member Richard Hobbs.

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  • BROOK: I would say the selectmen who are the town kind of trustees in Maine -- they're called selectmen -- and the town lawyer, the town counsel, and just about everybody on every committee in town.

    The Hard Way: The Odyssey of a Weekly Newspaper Editor

  • Officers usually known as selectmen or supervisors, attend to the general business of the town.

    The True Citizen, How to Become One

  • When this meeting is to be called the selectmen issue a warrant for the purpose, specifying the time and place of meeting and the nature of the business to be transacted.

    Civil Government in the United States Considered with Some Reference to Its Origins

  • An officer no less important than the selectmen is the town-clerk.

    Civil Government in the United States Considered with Some Reference to Its Origins

  • In all the affairs, however, which are determined by the town-meeting, the selectmen are the organs of the popular mandate, as in France the Maire executes the decree of the municipal council.

    democracy in America, volume 1

  • In all the affairs, however, which are determined by the town-meeting, the selectmen are the organs of the popular mandate, as in France the maire executes the decree of the municipal council.

    American Institutions and Their Influence

  • In all the affairs, however, which are determined by the town-meeting, the selectmen are the organs of the popular mandate, as in France the Maire executes the decree of the municipal council.

    Democracy in America — Volume 1

  • If he's elected, Keane said he doesn't plan to give up his spot on the board of selectmen, which is allowed by law, according to Town Manager Jim Pitts.

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  • If he's elected, Keane said he doesn't plan to give up his spot on the board of selectmen, which is allowed by law, according to Town Manager Jim Pitts.

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  • Monovocalic, yet all of vowels are pronounced differently. Is there a tag for that?

    September 15, 2009