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Bu'rgess. n.s. [bourgeois, Fr.]

  1. A citizen; a freeman of a city, or corporate town.

  2. A representative of a town corporate.

    The whole case was dispersed by the knights of shires, and burgesses of towns, through all the veins of the land. Wotton.

Sources: Wotton, Henry (48)

Attributes: French (385) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Burgess." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: April 16, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=6105.


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