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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"Call in the families," said the mayor to the clerk whose business it was to read aloud the certificates.
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.
At home the small peasant gradually launched out; he built a beautiful house, and the peasants said: 'The small peasant has certainly been to the place where golden snow falls, and people carry the gold home in shovels.' Then the small peasant was brought before the mayor, and bidden to say from whence his wealth came.
'I!' 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.
"Sir," replied the mayor. "I know very well that during the last four or five years misfortune has seemed to pursue M.
"I'll tell you what, Wrench, this is beyond a joke," said the Mayor, who of late had had to rebuke offenders with an official air, and how broadened himself by putting his thumbs in his armholes.-- "To let fever get unawares into a house like this.
"How shabby indeed!" cried the Town Councillors, who always agreed with the Mayor; and they went up to look at it.
Mayor?' says the Dean, with a nod of good-natured recognition of his Fetch.