may·or (māər, mâr)
The head of government of a city, town, borough, or municipal corporation.
[Middle English maire, from Old French, from Medieval Latin māior, from Latin, greater, superior; see meg- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
mayor·al (māər-əl, mā-ôrəl) adj.
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