Mayor


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MAYOR, officer. The chief or executive magistrate of a city who bears this title.
     2. It is generally his duty to cause the laws of the city to be enforced, and to superintend inferior officers, such as constables, watchmen and the like. But the power and authority which mayors possess being given to them by local regulations, vary in different places.

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The respectful summons has been duly served," replied the clerk, rising, to lay before the mayor the papers annexed to the marriage certificate.
My dear mayor, who is the man that has corrupted thy Julie?
After six page-boys had blown on shining trumpets to make the people stop talking, the Doctor came out on to the steps and the Mayor spoke.
Then the small peasant was brought before the mayor, and bidden to say from whence his wealth came.
said the Lord Mayor, most emphatically: 'Certainly not.
You see in me the mayor and chief magistrate of the ancient and powerful town of Lepe.
The mayor himself could not write, and the deputy-mayor was a small farmer, who lived beyond the limits of the Commune.
Whiffin, proclaim silence,' said the mayor, with an air of pomp befitting his lofty station.
The Englishman, with the coolness of his nation, addressed him in terms nearly similar to those with which he had accosted the mayor of Marseilles.
The ruby has fallen out of his sword, his eyes are gone, and he is golden no longer," said the Mayor in fact, "he is litttle beter than a beggar
Mayor, you will use your study and knowledge of Durdles to the good purpose of exhorting him not to break our worthy and respected Choir-Master's neck; we cannot afford it; his head and voice are much too valuable to us.
The Medical Man and the Provincial Mayor watched him in profile from the right, the Psychologist from the left.