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burgess


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Burgess  \Bur"gess\,  n.  [OE.  burgeis,  OF  burgeis,  fr 
  burcfortified  town,  town,  F.  bourg  village,  fr  LL  burgus 
  fort,  city;  from  the  German;  cf  MHG.  burc,  G.  burg.  See  1st 
  {Borough},  and  cf  2d  {Bourgeois}.] 
  1.  An  inhabitant  of  a  borough  or  walled  town,  or  one  who 
  possesses  a  tenement  therein;  a  citizen  or  freeman  of  a 
  borough.  --Blackstone. 
 
  Note:  ``A  burgess  of  a  borough  corresponds  with  a  citizen  of 
  a  city.''  --Burrill. 
 
  2.  One  who  represents  a  borough  in  Parliament. 
 
  3.  A  magistrate  of  a  borough. 
 
  4.  An  inhabitant  of  a  Scotch  burgh  qualified  to  vote  for 
  municipal  officers. 
 
  Note:  Before  the  Revolution,  the  representatives  in  the 
  popular  branch  of  the  legislature  of  Virginia  were 
  called  burgesses;  they  are  now  called  delegates. 
 
  {Burgess  oath}.  See  {Burgher},  2. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  burgess 
  n  :  a  citizen  of  an  English  borough  [syn:  {burgher}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Burgess,  MO  (town,  FIPS  9802) 
  Location:  37.55617  N,  94.61485  W 
  Population  (1990):  97  (40  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.2  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Burgess,  VA 
  Zip  code(s):  22432 




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