City Fathers


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  • city fathers — plural noun 1. The magistrates 2. The town or city council • • • Main Entry: ↑city * * * city fathers, councilmen, aldermen, magistrates, or other leading citizens of a city …   Useful english dictionary

  • city fathers — n [plural] the group of people who govern a city …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • city fathers — also City Fathers N PLURAL You can refer to the members of a city council or city s government as the city fathers. The city fathers in Birmingham would say we have no future in the twenty first century as a major metal manufacturer …   English dictionary

  • City father — The term city fathers (or Stadtväter) is used to mean two things: firstly (and most commonly), it denotes a member of a municipal council over a city. Secondly, it can signify the Founding Fathers of the city. Founding City fathers have usually… …   Wikipedia

  • City of Glasgow Police — The City of Glasgow Police was the police of the City of Glasgow, Scotland. In the 17th century, Scottish cities used to hire watchmen to guard the streets at night, augmenting a force of unpaid citizen constables. On June 30, 1800, the… …   Wikipedia

  • city father — noun an important municipal official • Hypernyms: ↑official, ↑functionary * * * noun, pl ⋯ thers [count] somewhat old fashioned : someone who works for a city government usually plural The city fathers have banned smoking in public places. * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fathers of the Church — • The word Father is used in the New Testament to mean a teacher of spiritual things, by whose means the soul of man is born again into the likeness of Christ: Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Fathers of the Church      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Fathers of Mercy — Badge of the Order Motto Misericordia motus est He was moved with mercy (Luke 15:20) Member Data Postulants: Novices: Brothers: Deacons: Priests …   Wikipedia

  • Fathers 4 Justice protests — Fathers 4 Justice is a fathers rights pressure group based in the United Kingdom, who have staged many protests which have received national news coverage because of their circumstances.Tower Bridge protestOn October 31 2003, David Chick, dressed …   Wikipedia

  • City Tavern Club — City Tavern U.S. National Register of Historic Places …   Wikipedia

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