(in England) a tenure whereby burgesses or townspeople held lands or tenements of the king or other lord, usually for a fixed money rent.
(in Scotland) tenure directly from the crown of property in royal burghs in return for the service of watching and warding.
- non·burg·age, noun
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How to use burgage in a sentence
Thus tenure at a money rent would become the typical tenure of a burgage tenement.
At Hereford the reeves consent was necessary when a burgage was to be sold, and he took a third of the price.
Against a background of villeinage and week-work, the borough begins to stand out as the scene of burgage tenure.
Again, the kings gafol, that is his burgage rents, may be farmed: they are computed at a round sum.
burgage Manor, a house which his mother had taken at Southwell, near Nottingham, was his vacation home.The Love Affairs of Lord Byron | Francis Henry Gribble
British Dictionary definitions for burgage
(in England) tenure of land or tenement in a town or city, which originally involved a fixed money rent
(in Scotland) the tenure of land direct from the crown in Scottish royal burghs in return for watching and warding
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