bur·​gage | \ ˈbər-gij How to pronounce burgage (audio) \

Definition of burgage

: 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

First Known Use of burgage

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for burgage

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

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“Burgage.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/burgages. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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