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 for Mayor
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  mayor \may"or\, n. [OE. maire, F. maire, fr. L. major greater,
     higher, nobler, compar. of magnus great; cf. Sp. mayor. See
     Major, and cf. Merino.]
     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.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the head of a city government [syn: mayor, city

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  36 Moby Thesaurus words for "mayor":
     alderman, archon, bailie, burghermaster, burgomaster,
     cabinet member, cabinet minister, chancellor, city councilman,
     city father, city manager, commissar, commissioner, councillor,
     councilman, councilwoman, county commissioner, county supervisor,
     elder, headman, induna, legislator, lord mayor, magistrate, maire,
     minister, minister of state, portreeve, reeve, secretary,
     secretary of state, selectman, supervisor, syndic, undersecretary,

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  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. 

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