Definitions for burgessˈbɜr dʒɪs
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a representative in the House of Burgesses.
Category: American History
(formerly) a representative of a borough, corporate town, or university in the British Parliament.
Category: Western History
Origin of burgess:
1175–1225; ME burgeis < AF, OF, =burg city (< Gmc) +-eis < L -ēnsis -ensis ; cf. -ese
(Frank) Gelett, 1866–1951, U.S. illustrator and humorist.
Thornton Waldo, 1874–1965, U.S. author.
Burgess, Anthony Burgess(noun)
English writer of satirical novels (1917-1993)
a citizen of an English borough
An inhabitant of a borough with full rights, a citizen.
A town magistrate.
Origin: From burgeis, from burgeis, of origin; either from burgensis < * or . See also bourgeois, burgish.
an inhabitant of a borough or walled town, or one who possesses a tenement therein; a citizen or freeman of a borough
one who represents a borough in Parliament
a magistrate of a borough
an inhabitant of a Scotch burgh qualified to vote for municipal officers
Burgess is an unincorporated community in Horry County, South Carolina, United States, along South Carolina Highway 707 at latitude 33.607 and longitude -79.056 and appears on the Brookgreen Gardens U.S. Geological Survey Map and is located between Socastee and Murrells Inlet and just west of Surfside Beach and Garden City Burgess has a big population jump due to the new subdivisions and neighborhoods such as TPC, Blackmoor and Laurel Woods. Burgess also has a community center called Burgess Community Center located on South Carolina Highway 707 near Mt. Zion Church and St. James Middle School and just down the street from St. James High School. During the late 1890s Burgess was an African American farming community.
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