burgomaster

noun
bur·​go·​mas·​ter | \ ˈbər-gə-ˌma-stər How to pronounce burgomaster (audio) \

Definition of burgomaster

: the chief magistrate of a town in some European countries : mayor

Examples of burgomaster in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lavaux is the village’s burgomaster, a position equivalent to mayor or chief magistrate. BostonGlobe.com, 5 May 2021

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First Known Use of burgomaster

1592, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for burgomaster

partial modification, partial translation of Dutch burgemeester, from burg town + meester master

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“Burgomaster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/burgomaster. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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