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Burgess meaning

burgess - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. English writer of satirical novels ( 1917- 1993)
  2. 2. An inhabitant of a borough or walled town, or one who possesses a tenement therein; a citizen or freeman of a borough.
  3. 3. One who represents a borough in Parliament.
  4. 4. A magistrate of a borough.
  5. 5. An inhabitant of a Scotch burgh qualified to vote for municipal officers.
  6. 6. A member of a municipal body.

burgess - examples of usage

  1. I was conveyed by Sheriff Burgess, Deacon Dole and Mr. Packard to your State Hospital, in defiance of the indignant community who had assembled at the depot in large crowds to defend me. - "Marital Power Exemplified in Mrs. Packard's Trial, and Self-Defence from the Charge of Insanity", Elizabeth Parsons Ware Packard.
  2. Then, further away down the sloping turf, stood Burgess Hall, the dormitory and dining room, while here, close by, was the handsome new gymnasium. - "The Crimson Sweater", Ralph Henry Barbour.
  3. Jack turned down the path toward the Cottage and Roy ran up the steps of Burgess Hall with a lighter heart than he had had for several days. - "The Crimson Sweater", Ralph Henry Barbour.
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