House of Burgesses

noun phrase

: the colonial representative assembly of Virginia

Word History

First Known Use

1619, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of House of Burgesses was in 1619

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“House of Burgesses.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/House%20of%20Burgesses. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

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