burgess

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noun bur·gess \ˈbər-jəs\

Definition of burgess

  1. 1a :  a citizen of a British boroughb :  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 American humorist and illustrator


Burgess

biographical name bur·gess

Definition of Burgess

  1. Thornton Waldo 1874–1965 American writer


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