[burg; Scot. buhr-oh, buhr-uh]
(in Scotland) an incorporated town having its own charter and some degree of political independence from the surrounding area.
Origin of burgh
1350–1400; late Middle EnglishRelated formsburgh·al [bur-guh l] /ˈbɜr gəl/, adjective
(Scots); see borough
; cf. broch
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Examples from the Web for burgh
Historical Examples of burgh
The burgh settled to its Lowlandishness with something of a grudge.
Mrs. Burgh lent her the necessary sum of money for the journey.
Baron-bailie, a kind of magistrate, the baron's deputy in a burgh of barony.
Canterbury is the burgh, borough, or fortified place of the men of Kent.
Was not our city named after this Northumbrian Bretwalda, "Edwin's-burgh?"
British Dictionary definitions for burgh
Derived Formsburghal (ˈbɜːɡəl), adjective
(in Scotland) a town, esp one incorporated by charter, that enjoyed a degree of self-government until the local-government reorganization of 1975
Word Origin for burgh
C14: Scottish form of borough
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