city father

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

city father (plural city fathers)

  1. A senior municipal official, especially elected officials such as a mayor, a controller, or a municipal legislator.

Usage notesEdit

  • Problematic where women are included among the ranks of such officials. "City leader" would be an alternative, but also is likely to apply to a non-governmental leader active in city affairs.

Coordinate termsEdit

  • town father
  • village elder

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Last modified on 8 October 2013, at 16:51