- (in Scotland) an incorporated town having its own charter and some degree of political independence from the surrounding area.
- Archaic. borough.
Origin of burgh
Examples from the Web for burgh
Historical Examples of burgh
The burgh settled to its Lowlandishness with something of a grudge.John Splendid
Mrs. Burgh lent her the necessary sum of money for the journey.Mary Wollstonecraft
Elizabeth Robins Pennell
Baron-bailie, a kind of magistrate, the baron's deputy in a burgh of barony.St. Ronan's Well
Sir Walter Scott
Canterbury is the burgh, borough, or fortified place of the men of Kent.The History of London
Was not our city named after this Northumbrian Bretwalda, "Edwin's-burgh?"Archaeological Essays, Vol. 1
James Y. Simpson
- (in Scotland) a town, esp one incorporated by charter, that enjoyed a degree of self-government until the local-government reorganization of 1975
- an archaic form of borough (def. 1)