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MA'YOR, noun [Latin miror.] The chief magistrate of a city, who, in London and York, is called lord mayor The mayor of a city, in America, is the chief judge of the city court, and is assisted, in some cases at least, by two or more aldermen. To the lord mayor of London belong several courts of judicature, as the hustings, court of requests, and court of common council.