burgess

noun bur·gess \ ˈbər-jəs \

Definition of burgess

1 a : a citizen of a British borough
b : a representative of a borough, corporate town, or university in the British Parliament
2 : a representative in the popular branch of the legislature of colonial Maryland or Virginia

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Origin and Etymology of burgess

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


Burgess

biographical name Bur·gess \ ˈbər-jəs \

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Anthony 1917–1993 British writer

Burgess

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(Frank) Gelett 1866–1951 American humorist and illustrator

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Thornton Waldo 1874–1965 American writer

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