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burgage

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noun bur·gage \ˈbər-gij\

Definition of burgage

  1. :  a tenure by which real property in England and Scotland was held under the king or a lord for a yearly rent or for watching and warding



Origin and Etymology of burgage

Middle English, property held by burgage tenure, from Anglo-French, from burc, borg town — more at bourg


First Known Use: 15th century


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