Definition of Burgesses

1. Noun. (plural of burgess) ¹



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Definition of Burgesses

1. burgess [n] - See also: burgess

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Burgesses

burgeois
burgeon
burgeon forth
burgeoned
burgeoning
burgeonings
burgeons
burger
burgeries
burgerless
burgernomics
burgers
burgery
burgess
burgess-ship
burgesses (current term)
burgessy
burggrave
burggraves
burgh
burghal
burghbote
burghbrech
burgher
burgherly
burghermaster
burghermasters
burghers
burghership
burghmaster

Literary usage of Burgesses

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1. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench: With by Great Britain Court of King's Bench, George Mifflin Wharton (1845)
"To which said by-law the mayor and burgesses for the lime being, from the time of the making thereof hitherto, have consented and conformed ..."

2. The Antiquary by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1882)
"which rather reads as if Eudo had become possessor, and that in the time of the elder William, of the common ¬°and of the burgesses. ..."

3. Old Virginia and Her Neighbours by John Fiske (1900)
"At first the governor, council, and burgesses met together in a single ... In the body of the church, facing the choir, sat the burgesses in their best ..."

4. A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and ...by Thomas Bayly Howell by Thomas Bayly Howell (1816)
"And accordingly a writing was drawn, and signed by betwixt three and tour hundred of the burgesses, and then a fair copy made and examined with the original ..."

5. The Gild Merchant: A Contribution to British Municipal History by Charles Gross (1890)
"In the fourteenth century it was necessary that each burgh should present to the Chamberlain on his eyre all the names of the burgesses, 'the names of the ..."

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