Associations to the word «Burgess»


BURGESS, noun. An inhabitant of a borough with full rights; a citizen.
BURGESS, noun. (historical) A town magistrate.
BURGESS, noun. (historical) (UK) A representative of a borough in the Parliament.
BURGESS, noun. (historical) (US) A member of the House of Burgesses, a legislative body in the colonial America, established by Virginia Company to provide civil rule in the colonies.
BURGESS, proper noun. A surname​.
BURGESS SHALE, proper noun. A rock formation in the Canadian Rockies that contains very many fossils from the Cambrian period.

Dictionary definition

BURGESS, noun. English writer of satirical novels (1917-1993).
BURGESS, noun. A citizen of an English borough.

Wise words

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