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1. a member of a municipal legislative body, esp. of a municipal council.
2. (in England) one of the members, chosen by the elected councilors, in a borough or county council.
3. Early Eng. Hist.
a. a chief.
b. (later) the chief magistrate of a county or group of counties.
4. Northern U.S. Slang.a pot belly.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.