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burgher


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Burgher  \Burgh"er\,  n.  [From  burgh;  akin  to  D.  burger,  G. 
  b["u]rger,  Dan.  borger,  Sw  borgare  See  {Burgh}.] 
  1.  A  freeman  of  a  burgh  or  borough,  entitled  to  enjoy  the 
  privileges  of  the  place  any  inhabitant  of  a  borough. 
 
  2.  (Eccl.  Hist.)  A  member  of  that  party,  among  the  Scotch 
  seceders,  which  asserted  the  lawfulness  of  the  burgess 
  oath  (in  which  burgesses  profess  ``the  true  religion 
  professed  within  the  realm''),  the  opposite  party  being 
  called  antiburghers. 
 
  Note:  These  parties  arose  among  the  Presbyterians  of 
  Scotland,  in  1747,  and  in  1820  reunited  under  the  name 
  of  the  ``United  Associate  Synod  of  the  Secession 
  Church.'' 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  burgher 
  n  1:  a  citizen  of  an  English  borough  [syn:  {burgess}] 
  2:  a  member  of  the  middle  class  [syn:  {bourgeois}] 




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