House of Burgesses

noun phrase

Definition of House of Burgesses 

: the colonial representative assembly of Virginia

First Known Use of House of Burgesses

1619, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about House of Burgesses

Share House of Burgesses

Statistics for House of Burgesses

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for House of Burgesses

The first known use of House of Burgesses was in 1619

See more words from the same year

Comments on House of Burgesses

What made you want to look up House of Burgesses? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

lying above or upon

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!