Definitions for burghˈbɜr oʊ, ˈbʌr oʊ, ˈbɜr ə, ˈbʌr ə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

burghˈbɜr oʊ, ˈbʌr oʊ, ˈbɜr ə, ˈbʌr ə(n.)

  1. (in Scotland) an incorporated town having some degree of political independence.

    Category: Government

  2. Archaic.

    Category: Government

    Ref: borough

Origin of burgh:

1350–1400; late ME (Scots); see borough


Princeton's WordNet

  1. burgh(noun)

    a borough in Scotland


  1. burgh(Noun)

    a small mound, often used in reference to tumuli (mostly restricted to place names).

  2. burgh(Noun)

    a borough or chartered town (now only used as an official subdivision in Scotland).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Burgh(noun)

    a borough or incorporated town, especially, one in Scotland. See Borough


  1. Burgh

    A burgh was an autonomous corporate entity in Scotland and Northern England, usually a town. This type of administrative division existed from the 12th century, when King David I created the first royal burghs. Burgh status was broadly analogous to borough status, found in the rest of the United Kingdom. Following local government reorganisation in 1975 the title of "burgh" remains in use in many towns, but now has little more than ceremonial value.


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