Words nearby burgess
Definition for burgesses (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for burgesses
When he ran for the House of Burgesses in 1755, the father of our nation got a measly 40 votes.
The assembly was composed of the Governor, the privy counsellors and the burgesses.
Thou seest not, my poor Warwick, that these burgesses are growing up into power.
The large plantation owners, who were almost all members of the Established Church, were in control of the house of burgesses.The Colonization of North America|Herbert Eugene Bolton
To this parliament King Robert called not only noblemen, but "burgesses and all other free tenants of the kingdom."The Scottish Parliament|Robert S. (Robert Sangster) Rait
Their next step shows what were the grievances which had driven the burgesses to this fierce outbreak of revolt.Stray Studies from England and Italy|John Richard Greene
British Dictionary definitions for burgesses (1 of 2)
- a citizen or freeman of a borough
- any inhabitant of a borough