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burgess (plural burgesses)
- An inhabitant of a borough with full rights; a citizen.
- (historical) A town magistrate.
- (historical, UK) A representative of a borough in the Parliament.
- (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.