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A chartered town or borough in Scotland.
[Scots, variant of borough.]
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in Scotland) a town, esp one incorporated by charter, that enjoyed a degree of self-government until the local-government reorganization of 1975
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an archaic form of borough1
[C14: Scottish form of borough]
burgh(ˈbɜr oʊ, ˈbʌr oʊ, ˈbɜr ə, ˈbʌr ə)
1. (in Scotland) an incorporated town having some degree of political independence.
2. Archaic. borough.
[1350–1400; late Middle English (Scots); see borough]