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1. A freeman or citizen of an English borough.
2. A member of the English Parliament who once represented a town, borough, or university.
3. A member of the lower house of the legislature of colonial Virginia or Maryland.
[Middle English burgeis, from Old French, from Late Latin burgēnsis, from burgus, fortified town; see bhergh- in Indo-European roots.]
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1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in England)
a. a citizen or freeman of a borough
b. any inhabitant of a borough
2. (Historical Terms) English history a Member of Parliament from a borough, corporate town, or university
3. (Historical Terms) a member of the colonial assembly of Maryland or Virginia
[C13: from Old French burgeis, from borc town, from Late Latin burgus, of Germanic origin; see borough]
1. (Biography) Anthony, real name John Burgess Wilson. 1917–93, English novelist and critic: his novels include A Clockwork Orange (1962), Tremor of Intent (1966), Earthly Powers (1980), and Any Old Iron (1989)
2. (Biography) Guy. 1911–63, British spy, who fled to the Soviet Union (with Donald Maclean) in 1951
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1. a representative in the House of Burgesses.
2. (formerly) a representative of a borough, corporate town, or university in the British Parliament.
[1175–1225; Middle English burgeis < Anglo-French, Old French, =burg city (< Germanic) + -eis < Latin -ēnsis -ensis; compare -ese]
1. (Frank) Gelett, 1866–1951, U.S. illustrator and humorist.
2. Thornton Waldo, 1874–1965, U.S. author.
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|Noun||1.||Burgess - English writer of satirical novels (1917-1993)|
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Englishman - a man who is a native or inhabitant of England
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burgess[ˈbɜːdʒɪs] N (Brit) → ciudadano/a m/f (archaic) (Parl) → diputado/a m/f
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