Burgrave



the appointed head of a fortress.
the hereditary governor of a castle or town.
Historical Examples

In The Fire Of The Forge, Complete Georg Ebers
In The Fire Of The Forge, Complete Georg Ebers
The Path of the King John Buchan
The Forerunners Romain Rolland
The Story of Bruges Ernest Gilliat-Smith
In The Fire Of The Forge, Complete Georg Ebers
The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume I.(of III) 1555-66 John Lothrop Motley
In The Fire Of The Forge, Complete Georg Ebers
In The Fire Of The Forge, Complete Georg Ebers
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 6 Various

noun
the military governor of a German town or castle, esp in the 12th and 13th centuries
a nobleman ruling a German town or castle by hereditary right

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