Burgesses



American History. a representative in the popular branch of the colonial legislature of Virginia or Maryland.
(formerly) a representative of a borough in the British Parliament.
Rare. an inhabitant of an English borough.
Anthony, 1917–93, English novelist and critic.
(Frank) Gelett
[juh-let] /dʒəˈlɛt/ (Show IPA), 1866–1951, U.S. illustrator and humorist.
Thornton Waldo, 1874–1965, U.S. author, especially of children’s books.
a male given name.
Contemporary Examples

Founding Fathers Loved Drunk Voters Kevin Bleyer October 31, 2014

Historical Examples

Give Me Liberty Thomas J. Wertenbaker
Colonial Records of Virginia Various
A Monk of Fife Andrew Lang
Hidden Treasures Harry A. Lewis
Scenes and Characters of the Middle Ages Edward Lewes Cutts
A Short History of England G. K. Chesterton
A History of the United States Cecil Chesterton
A Virginia Scout Hugh Pendexter
A Journal of the Swedish Embassy in the Years 1653 and 1654, Vol II. Bulstrode Whitelocke

noun
(in England)

a citizen or freeman of a borough
any inhabitant of a borough

(English history) a Member of Parliament from a borough, corporate town, or university
a member of the colonial assembly of Maryland or Virginia
noun
Anthony, real name John Burgess Wilson. 1917–93, English novelist and critic: his novels include A Clockwork Orange (1962), Tremor of Intent (1966), Earthly Powers (1980), and Any Old Iron (1989)
Guy. 1911–63, British spy, who fled to the Soviet Union (with Donald Maclean) in 1951
n.

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