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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 attendance of the Lord and Lady Mayoress made the day even more special.
The ladies, Veronica Coleman, Naziya Sheikh and Lorraine Olley, all former council staff, will stand in for the traditional Lady Mayoress at public engagements because Coun Hassall does not have a wife or partner.
Students were praised by city council officials, Trees for Life, The Civic Society and the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress, who also contributed by lending a hand with planting.
Lord Mayor Andy Matchet and Lady Mayoress Caron Matchet cut the ribbon with pupils and school council members Heather Phillips and Charlie McCrum.
The 19-year-old beauty revealed: "It is just a bit of harmless fun - I am supposed to be Britain's sexiest mayoress.
In the essay on the mayor and mayoress of Gloucester, Tittler demonstrates how a Puritan community could commission a painting of a long dead, Catholic mayor and his wife in order to help create a sense of civic memory.
She was chosen by Lord Mayor Bernard Atha to be his mayoress.
The Mayor, Clr Colin Watson, and Mayoress invited the school's pupils to look around Hudders-field Town Hall, and also provided pop and crisps for the youngsters after they entertained the couple with their singing.
WORKING TOGETHER: Herbert | |with the Lord and Lady Mayoress
The new Mayoress, Mrs Carol Curran, will welcome her guests into the civic centre from 2pm-4pm to share afternoon tea and enjoy music from local primary schools.
Coun Brew later admitted that Sandra, pictured, who was Lady Mayoress in 2007, had featured in a news story rather than modelling assignment.
Today she looks back at its story - from the grand opening in 1929 when a mayoress fell in the lake, up to the present day.