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Definition for burgess (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for burgess
When he ran for the House of Burgesses in 1755, the father of our nation got a measly 40 votes.
Each of these districts was asked to elect two Burgesses as representatives in their local government.
Two burgesses were refused membership in the Assembly due to an unusual land patent condition.
A unique feature was the provision that the burgesses had the power of vetoing any objectionable acts of the company.
Whenever making laws, the councilors and burgesses were to sit together.
The House of Burgesses failed to send the reply, and the captain of the ship declared that he had received no message.
British Dictionary definitions for burgess (1 of 2)
- a citizen or freeman of a borough
- any inhabitant of a borough