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may·or  audio  (mr, mâr) KEY 

NOUN:
The head of government of a city, town, borough, or municipal corporation.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English maire, from Old French, from Medieval Latin mior, from Latin, greater, superior; see meg- in Indo-European roots

OTHER FORMS:
mayor·al  (mr-l, m-ôrl, -r-) KEY (Adjective), mayor·ship(Noun)


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