burgess

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English burgeis, from Anglo-Norman burgeis, of Germanic origin; either from Late Latin burgensis < *burgus or Frankish. See also bourgeois, burgish.

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burgess (plural burgesses)

  1. An inhabitant of a borough with full rights; a citizen.
  2. (historical) A town magistrate.
  3. (historical, UK) A representative of a borough in the Parliament.
  4. (historical, US) A member of the House of Burgesses, a legislative body in the colonial America, established by Virginia Company to provide civil rule in the colonies.

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