Burgess definitions

bûr'jĭs
A citizen or freeman of a British borough.
noun
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A member of the British Parliament representing a borough, corporate town, or university.
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An elected member of the colonial legislature of Md. or Va.
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A freeman or citizen of an English borough.
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1866-1951; U.S. humorist & illustrator.
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A member of the English Parliament who once represented a town, borough, or university.
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A member of the lower house of the legislature of colonial Virginia or Maryland.
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An inhabitant of a borough with full rights; a citizen.
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(historical) A town magistrate.
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(historical, UK) A representative of a borough in the Parliament.
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(historical, US) A member of the House of Burgesses, a legislative body in the colonial America, established by Virginia Company to provide civil rule in the colonies.
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A surname​.
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Origin of burgess

From Middle English burgeis, from Anglo-Norman burgeis, of Germanic origin; either from Late Latin burgensis < *burgus or Frankish. See also bourgeois, burgish.