Burgage



(in England) a tenure whereby burgesses or townspeople held lands or tenements of the king or other lord, usually for a fixed money rent.
(in Scotland) tenure directly from the crown of property in royal burghs in return for the service of watching and warding.
Historical Examples

An Account of the Proceedings on the Trial of Susan B. Anthony Anonymous
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 3 Various
Domesday Book and Beyond Frederic William Maitland
Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed. S. A. Reilly
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 3 Various
Domesday Book and Beyond Frederic William Maitland
Domesday Book and Beyond Frederic William Maitland
Domesday Book and Beyond Frederic William Maitland
The Love Affairs of Lord Byron Francis Henry Gribble
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 2 Various

noun (history)
(in England) tenure of land or tenement in a town or city, which originally involved a fixed money rent
(in Scotland) the tenure of land direct from the crown in Scottish royal burghs in return for watching and warding

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