Definitions for burgessˈbɜr dʒɪs
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