Burgh



(in Scotland) an incorporated town having its own charter and some degree of political independence from the surrounding area.
Archaic. borough.
Historical Examples

Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 2 Various
Greyfriars Bobby Eleanor Atkinson
The Mandarin’s Fan Fergus Hume
The Political History of England – Vol XI George Brodrick
The Mandarin’s Fan Fergus Hume
The Disowned, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
A History of the Gipsies Walter Simson
The House with the Green Shutters George Douglas Brown
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 7 Various
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 7 Various

noun
(in Scotland) a town, esp one incorporated by charter, that enjoyed a degree of self-government until the local-government reorganization of 1975
an archaic form of borough (sense 1)

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