Definition of Burgher

1. Noun. A citizen of an English borough.

Exact synonyms: Burgess
Generic synonyms: Englishman



2. Noun. A member of the middle class.
Exact synonyms: Bourgeois
Group relationships: Bourgeoisie, Middle Class
Generic synonyms: Common Man, Common Person, Commoner
Specialized synonyms: Petit Bourgeois

Definition of Burgher

1. n. A freeman of a burgh or borough, entitled to enjoy the privileges of the place; any inhabitant of a borough.

Definition of Burgher

1. Noun. A member of a mixed race ethnic group of Sri Lanka, consisting of descendants of European colonists and local people. ¹

2. Noun. A citizen of a borough or town, especially one belonging to middle class. ¹

3. Noun. A prosperous member of the community; a middle class citizen (may connote complacency). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Burgher

1. a citizen of a borough [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Burgher

burgeries
burgerless
burgernomics
burgers
burgery
burgess
burgess-ship
burgesses
burgessy
burggrave
burggraves
burghal
burghbote
burghbrech
burgher (current term)
burgherly
burghermaster
burghermasters
burghers
burghership
burghmaster
burghmasters
burghmote
burghmotes
burghs
burghul
burghuls
burgish
burglar

Literary usage of Burgher

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1. National Education in Europe: Being an Account of the Organization by Henry Barnard (1854)
"HIGHER burgher SCHOOL OF POTSDAM. This school differs from those already described in several particulars, exemplifying, in its arrangement, the division ..."

2. Precis of the Archives of the Cape of Good Hope by H. C. V. Leibbrandt, Jan van Riebeeck (1906)
"... in 1732 in the 1747- " Pallas " as soldier ; asks for burgher papers. (No. ... arrived in 1736 as sailor in the " Beekvliet " ; asks for burgher papers. ..."

3. A Student's History of Education by Frank Pierrepont Graves (1915)
"CHAPTER XI THE burgher, GILD, AND CHANTRY SCHOOLS OUTLINE In the later Middle Ages the commerce of Europe was greatly increased. Soon the towns received a ..."

4. Precis of the Archives of the Cape of Good Hope: Requesten (memorials) 1715-1806 by Hendrik Carel Vos Leibbrandt, Cape of Good Hope (South Africa). Archives, South African Library (1906)
""SO Krugel (Johannes); burgher. His memorial is referred to the Kerkeraad, who report that they have examined and found him fit. (No. ..."

5. The American Colonies in the Seventeenth Century by Herbert Levi Osgood (1904)
"PART defence was imposed on these and the other villages by re- vJ^ ' , peated orders of the director and council. The burgher guard was the ..."

6. Report on Education in Europe: To the Trustees of the Girard College for Orphans by Alexander Dallas Bache (1839)
"The burgher school proper. Here the boys and girls receive instruction separately. There are six classes for boys, each of which occupies a year. ..."

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