alderman or alderwoman
A public officer of a town or city council or a local legislative body who is elected to the position by the persons he or she represents.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


alderman or alderwoman
A public officer of a town or city council or a local legislative body who is elected to the position by the persons he or she represents.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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