Definitions for "ALDERMAN"
A senior or superior; a person of rank or dignity.
One of a board or body of municipal officers next in order to the mayor and having a legislative function. They may, in some cases, individually exercise some magisterial and administrative functions.
Derived from O.E. ealdorman and surviving in urban usage to describe the holder of a senior civic office. Two main usages are (I) the chief officer of a guild: occurs in the earlier Middle Ages and later in surviving merchant guilds; (II) the member of a town council, particularly an upper council: increasingly common in the later Middle Ages, probably under London influence. (Reynolds, Susan. An Introduction to the History of English Medieval Towns, 197)
An ingenious criminal who covers his secret thieving with a pretence of open marauding.
Keywords:  heck, guy, behalf, step, your
a heck of a guy to step up on your behalf