Burgomaster definition

bûrgə-măstər
The principal magistrate, comparable to a mayor, of a city or town in the Netherlands, Flanders, Austria, or Germany.
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The mayor or head magistrate of a city or town in the Netherlands, Flanders, Austria, or Germany.
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The mayor, or head magistrate, of a town in The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and certain other countries.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of burgomaster - burghermaster, burgomeister

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
burgomaster
Plural:
burgomasters

Origin of burgomaster

  • Partial translation of Dutch burgemeester burg town (from Middle Dutch burch bhergh-2 in Indo-European roots) meester master

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition