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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Cllr Alden has been made aware of the lady mayoress's letter but confirmed she stood by her comments.
Former mayoress Debbie Bates (above) and (inset) with son Lee when he was Mayor of Tamworth
| Pictured, the new Mayor of Charnwood, Coun Brenda Seaton (right) who will be supported by Mayoress, Helen Johnson (left).
RNLI mascot Stormy Stan also put in an appearance during the day which included a tombola stand, raffle and a guess-the-weight-of the cake competition, the latter won by Mayoress Watt.
Mrs Nelson's parents eventually became Mayor and Mayoress of Rotherham in 1949, making the mayoral visit for her 101st birthday even more apt.
In line with Ladies' Day at Ascot, invited ladies arrived wearing a hat, as had been requested by the Mayoress.
"Norma was so proud to stand at her husband's side and she was dedicated to performing her duties as Lady Mayoress which she did wonderfully well.
Green-fingered students were joined by the Lord Mayor, Coun Michael Wilkes and Lady Mayoress, Mrs Vivienne Wilkes, for a tree planting event at Shire Country Park on Thursday March 4.
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.
To say that this has been a wonderful year is really an understatement - it has been a year full of excitement, fun and momentous occasions, a truly remarkable year that will live forever in my and the Lady Mayoress's memories.