[boo r-shuh n-shahft]
- any of certain associations of students formed to promote patriotism, Christian conduct, and liberal ideas but now primarily social fraternities.
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Why should he not establish in the Irish capital a Burschenschaft?
But the Burschenschaft in its pristine glory could not so long continue.
Yet they have no deep significance like that of the Burschenschaft.
Many of us of the Burschenschaft will bear to the grave the marks of his Schlager.The Crisis, Complete
In politics he was a strong Liberal and Unionist, and did much to inspire the organization of the Burschenschaft.
- a students' fraternity, originally one concerned with Christian ideals, patriotism, etc
literally: youth association
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