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Burgh

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Burgh. n.s. [See Burrow.] A corporate town or burrow.

Many towns in Cornwal, when they were first allowed to send burgesses to the parliament, bore another proportion to London than now; for several of these burghs send two burgesses, whereas London itself sends but four. Graunt.

Sources: Graunt, John (10)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Burgh." 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=6112.


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