Definition of mayoralty in English:

mayoralty

nounmayoralties

  • 1The office or position of mayor.

    ‘the party failed to win the mayoralty’
    • ‘Positions such as mayoralties are not the property of certain parties to be carved up between them; they're the property of the people.’
    • ‘His deeper political reason for calling lay in his design to become a candidate for the mayoralty position in Oakland, California.’
    • ‘If none of the councillors win the mayoralty then three will go.’
    • ‘Throwing him out of the party tore London Labour apart, cost us the mayoralty and on the positive side, showed what the limits were for the left.’
    • ‘They would all willingly forfeit any hope to win the mayoralty rather than make such a class appeal.’
    • ‘While they guarantee all of the top jobs - including the mayoralty - to members of certain political parties, equally they deny others the signal honour of wearing the chain of office.’
    • ‘Under the amendment, the 309 mayoralties of townships and county municipalities would become appointed positions and part of the bureaucracy under county and provincial municipal governments.’
    • ‘The Taipei mayoralty has always been a springboard for higher political office.’
    • ‘This battle between mayoralty and state legislature would rise again as future Irish mayors struggled to affirm their power as Boston's chief executive.’
    • ‘In 1936, Wick mounted an odd campaign for Portland's mayoralty.’
    • ‘He wanted the newly powerful mayoralty that Fitzgerald had.’
    • ‘The current proposal is for a dedicated tax to be added to the already-bloated cost of London's mayoralty.’
    • ‘For one thing, those close to him insist he wants no part of Toronto's mayoralty.’
    • ‘The public input portion of Monday's debate kicked off with criticism from two failed mayoralty candidates who ran for office in November's election.’
    1. 1.1A mayor's term of office.
      ‘the law was passed during his mayoralty’
      • ‘He purchased entrance to the franchise in 1350, at the beginning of Robert's first mayoralty.’
      • ‘The city added 430,000 new jobs during his mayoralty - Gotham's greatest job growth ever.’

Origin

Late Middle English from Old French mairalte, from maire (see mayor).

Pronunciation

mayoralty

/ˈmɛːr(ə)lti/