aldermen 19

e.g. "Ald. John Smith"

An alderman is a member of a municipal assembly or council in many jurisdictions founded upon English law. The term may be titular, denoting a high-ranking member of a borough or county council, a council member chosen by the elected members themselves rather than by popular vote, or a council member elected by voters. The title is derived from the Old English title of ealdorman, literally meaning "elder man", and was used by the chief nobles presiding over shires. Similar titles exist in Germany and in Scandinavian countries, such as the German Ältester, the Swedish Ålderman and the Danish Olderman, which all mean "elder man" or "wise man". - DbPedia

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