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In mony kintras, a mayor (frae the Laitin māior (/ˈmɑːjɒr/), meanin "bigger") is the heichest-rankin officer in the municipal govrenment o a toun or a lairge urban ceety.

In mony municipal seestems, the mayor sers as chief executive officer an/or ceremonial offeecial o mony teeps o municipalities. Warldwide, thare is a wide variance in local laws an customs regardin the pouers an responsibilities o a mayor, as weel as the means bi whilk a mayor is electit or itherwise mandatit.