- the chief magistrate of a municipal town of Holland, Flanders, Germany, or Austria.
Origin of burgomaster
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The next day I found the burgomaster's son at my actress's house.
I found there the burgomaster's son, who was just beginning a game of billiards.
She was the burgomaster's wife, and the general was nearly always with her.
Just as I awoke I was handed a summons to appear before the burgomaster.
- the chief magistrate of a town in Austria, Belgium, Germany, or the Netherlands; mayor
- a popular name for the glaucous gull
C16: partial translation of Dutch burgemeester; see borough, master
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