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

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“House of Burgesses.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/House%20of%20Burgesses. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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