burgess

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noun bur·gess \ˈbər-jəs\

Definition of burgess

  1. 1 a :  a citizen of a British borough b :  a representative of a borough, corporate town, or university in the British Parliament

  2. 2 :  a representative in the popular branch of the legislature of colonial Maryland or Virginia

Origin and Etymology of burgess

Middle English burgeis, from Anglo-French, from borc town — more at bourg


First Known Use: 13th century


Burgess

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biographical name Bur·gess \ˈbər-jəs\

Definition of Burgess

  1. Anthony 1917–1993 British writer


Burgess

biographical name bur·gess

Definition of Burgess

  1. (Frank) Gelett 1866–1951 Am. humorist & illustrator


Burgess

biographical name bur·gess

Definition of Burgess

  1. Thornton Waldo 1874–1965 Am. writer


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