Definitions for burgherˈbɜr gər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

burgh•erˈbɜr gər(n.)

  1. an inhabitant of a town or borough, esp. a well-to-do member of the middle class.

    Category: Government

Origin of burgher:

1560–70; < MD < MHG burger=burgborough+-er -er1

burgh′er•ship`(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. burgess, burgher(noun)

    a citizen of an English borough

  2. bourgeois, burgher(noun)

    a member of the middle class

Wiktionary

  1. burgher(Noun)

    A citizen of a borough or town, especially one belonging to middle class.

  2. burgher(Noun)

    A prosperous member of the community; a middle class citizen (may connote complacency).

  3. Burgher(Noun)

    A member of a mixed race ethnic group of Sri Lanka, consisting of descendants of European colonists and local people.

  4. Origin: From burgher (Modern Dutch: burger); from burger; from burgari; derivative of burg, from burgz, from bʰərgʰ-. Compare also burgwaras. More at borough.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Burgher(noun)

    a freeman of a burgh or borough, entitled to enjoy the privileges of the place; any inhabitant of a borough

  2. Burgher(noun)

    a member of that party, among the Scotch seceders, which asserted the lawfulness of the burgess oath (in which burgesses profess "the true religion professed within the realm"), the opposite party being called antiburghers

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