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burgh

 (bûrg)
n.
A chartered town or borough in Scotland.

[Scots, variant of borough.]

burgh

(ˈbʌrə)
n
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]
burghal adj

burgh

(ˈbɜr oʊ, ˈbʌr oʊ, ˈbɜr ə, ˈbʌr ə)

n.
1. (in Scotland) an incorporated town having some degree of political independence.
2. Archaic. borough.
[1350–1400; late Middle English (Scots); see borough]
burgh′al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.burgh - a borough in Scotland
borough - an English town that forms the constituency of a member of parliament
Translations

burgh

[ˈbʌrə] N (Scot) → villa f

burgh

n (Scot) → freie Stadt
References in classic literature ?
In Zetland there are several scores of these Burghs, occupying in every case, capes, headlands, islets, and similar places of advantage singularly well chosen.
The right wing was commanded by Henry de Montfort, the oldest son of Simon de Montfort, and with him was the third son, Guy, as well as John de Burgh and Humphrey de Bohun.
It was a fairly built burgh, the houses of good stone, many slated; the town-hall not so fine, I thought, as that of Peebles, nor yet the street so noble; but take it altogether, it put me to shame for my foul tatters.