Ealdormano (em latim: ealdormanum;[1] em inglês antigo: ealdorman), na Inglaterra anglo-saxã, era um título que designava oficiais de alta posição da coroa que exerciam funções judiciais, administrativas e militares. Dentre os receptores do título estavam os governadores dos condados. Com o tempo, designou o magistrado mor de um ou mais condados.[2] Ainda na Idade Média, tornou-se sinônimo de conde (em latim: comes; em inglês: count)[3] e duque (em latim: dux; em inglês: duke).[4]

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