noun: A member of the municipal legislative body in a town or city in many jurisdictions.
noun: A member of the higher branch of the municipal or borough council in England and Ireland before 1974.
noun: A noble of high rank or authority in Anglo-Saxon England.
noun: The chief officer of a shire in Anglo-Saxon England.
Angliško žodžio naudojimo pavyzdys:
- One term alderman: From what I know, I don't actually think a one term alderman has won the mayoral seat ... yet.
Or how about the special consessions given to a certain alderman and his buddies for a ROLL ON THE RIVER.
The first-term alderman also publicly challenged Daley -- an act of political courage as rare a dodo bird -- by opposing the Chicago Children's Museum location in Grant Park.
If your kid needs a job, or you get a speeding ticket, or the building inspector is hassling you, you call the alderman or state senator and you get help.
The presiding officer was usually known as the alderman, while the names given to other officials, such as stewards, deans, bailiffs, chaplains, skevins, and ushers, and the duties they performed, varied greatly from time to time.