an inhabitant of a town, especially a member of the middle class; citizen.
Historical Examples

The Dove in the Eagle’s Nest Charlotte M. Yonge
The Peace Negotiations J. D. Kestell
My Reminiscences of the Anglo-Boer War Ben Viljoen.
The Crown of Wild Olive John Ruskin
Women of Medival France Pierce Butler
The Black Tulip Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
In Kings’ Byways Stanley J. Weyman
Holbein Beatrice Fortescue
The Record of a Regiment of the Line M. Jacson
Continental Monthly , Vol. 6, No. 1, July, 1864 Various

a member of the trading or mercantile class of a medieval city
a respectable citizen; bourgeois
(archaic) a citizen or inhabitant of a corporate town, esp on the Continent
(South African, history)

a citizen of the Cape Colony or of one of the Transvaal and Free State republics
(as modifier): burgher troops



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