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bourg

 (bo͝org)
n.
1. A market town.
2. A medieval village, especially one situated near a castle.

[French, from Old French, from Late Latin burgus, fortress, of Germanic origin; see bhergh- in Indo-European roots.]

bourg

(bʊəɡ; French bur)
n
a French market town, esp one beside a castle
[C15: French, from Old French borc, from Late Latin burgus castle, of Germanic origin; see borough]

bourg

(bʊərg, bʊər)

n.
1. a town.
2. a French market town.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Anglo-French « Late Latin burgus < Germanic; see borough]
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It was ministered in every Sunday, by the cure of the neighboring bourg, to whom Athos paid an allowance of two hundred francs for this service; and all the vassals of his domain, with their families, came thither to hear mass, without having any occasion to go to the city.
It was what the French call a petit bourg; it lay at the base of a sort of huge mound on the summit of which stood the crumbling ruins of a feudal castle, much of whose sturdy material, as well as that of the wall which dropped along the hill to inclose the clustered houses defensively, had been absorbed into the very substance of the village.
And so also with the squire Le Bourg Capillet, who would have been a very valiant captain had he lived."
Even Sochaux's recent string of disappointing results are unlikely to be enough to aid a Bourg side that has switched between three, four and five at the back in previous weeks and has been far too disorganised to warrant a place in France's second tier.
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The basic thesis of historian Julian Bourg's study of the lasting significance of the 'events of May 68' can be summarized simply: what was clearly a failed revolution gave rise to the re-emergence in France of ethical reflection that has operated in the background of historical and theoretical events in France since then, and has come to dominate the French theoretical scene since the early 1990s.
Children in the Courtroom: Challenges for Lawyers and Judges by Sherrie Bourg Carter is a guidebook for handling child witness cases.
KENILWORTH Twinning Association is visiting its twin-towns of Bourg la Reine and Eppstein and is looking for new members.
Christina Conner Beck and Collins Lee Bourg were united in marriage in a candlelight ceremony at six o'clock in the evening on June 1, 2002, at First United Methodist Church in Brandon.
Muriel Bastock, chairman of the Kenilworth Twinning Association, and another member, Brian Johnson, took part in a programme of events in Bourg la Reine, near Paris.