burgh

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noun \ˈbər-(ˌ)ō, ˈbə-(ˌ)rō\

Definition of burgh

  1. :  borough; specifically :  an incorporated town in Scotland having local jurisdiction of certain services

burghal

play \ˈbər-gəl\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of burgh

Middle English — more at borough

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