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One entry found for burgess.
Main Entry: bur·gess
Pronunciation: primarystressbschwar-jschwas
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English burgeis "citizen of a borough," from early French burgeis "resident of a town," from earlier burc "town," from Latin burgus "fortified place" --related to BOURGEOIS
1 : a citizen of a British borough
2 : a member of the lower house of the legislature of colonial Maryland or Virginia

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