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The chief executive officer in a garrison town or fortress.
- ‘When the train pulled in every man, town majors and all, were waiting to go aboard.’
- ‘No one is better qualified: he is an authority on Knaresborough, the traditional birthplace of the soothsayer, and was twice town major.’
- ‘The town major generally saw to the details of military administration, and in particular the lodging of the troops.’
- ‘I had town majors who have straight away hanged a Russian for the theft of a piece of soap.’
- ‘Gynkeesh people are ruled by the free market, their towns are ruled by merchant guilds and town majors.’
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