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n. - A freeman or citizen of an English borough. English writer of satirical novels (1917-1993).

Usage examples (32)
  • It gave the king the power to dismiss capital burgesses he did not approve of.
  • A middle class arose, comprised of bankers, merchants and craftsman, and was known as the "burgess" in England, the "bourgeoisie" in France, and the "burgher" in Germany.
  • Your burgess is a dunce;
  • Crawford of Kylwynet, a burgess of Paisley, and his wife. for more
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