|n.||1.||The chief magistrate of a city or borough; the chief administrative officer of a municipal corporation. In some American cities there is a city court of which the major is chief judge. The post is usually elective, its holder chosen by the electorate of the entire city.|
|Noun||1.||mayor - the head of a city government|
Synonyms: city manager
MAYOR, officer. The chief or executive magistrate of a city who bears this
2. It is generally his duty to cause the laws of the city to be enforced, and to superintend inferior officers, such as constables, watchmen and the like. But the power and authority which mayors possess being given to them by local regulations, vary in different places.