Definition of alderperson in English:



Australian, North American
  • An elected member of a city council.

    • ‘In one seminar, a Chicago alderperson was a mentor.’
    • ‘But then a commemorative photograph of the alderpersons alongside some anonymous field-worker wouldn't look as impressive as a shot with a rich celebrity, would it?’
    • ‘As women were increasingly elected to municipal office, the term "councillor" slowly replaced "alderman", although there was some use of the term "alderperson".’
    • ‘Of course it goes without saying that Alderperson Huth's proposal for free public horse-drawn carriage service will be an essential part of the new plan.’