Sentence Examples


  • The council was empowered to elect one burgess to parliament, and this right continued until the Redistribution of Seats Act of 1885.
  • By a statute of 1535 Brecon was made the county town of the new shire of Brecknock, and was granted the right of electing one burgess to represent it in parliament, a right which it retained till it was merged in the county representation in 1885.
  • Burgess, Political Science and Constitutional Law (Boston, 1899) C. E.
  • I know it's unchristian, but I'm relieved Burgess is gone.
  • "I figured if you were chasing Byrne, I'd help you out," Burgess answered, unaware of Dean's movement.