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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 ?
A picturesque track it was, by the way; lying along the side of the beck and through the sweetest curves of the dale: but that day I thought more of the letters, that might or might not be awaiting me at the little burgh whither I was bound, than of the charms of lea and water.
On the outside there are no windows ; and I may add, that an enclosure of a square, or sometimes a round form, gave the inhabitants of the Burgh an opportunity to secure any sheep or cattle which they might possess.
This causeway makes a sharp angle in its approach to the Burgh.
The builders had attained the art of using cement, and of roofing a building, great improvements on the original Burgh.
The style of these buildings evinces that the architect possessed neither the art of using lime or cement of any kind, nor the skill to throw an arch, construct a roof, or erect a stair ; and yet, with all this ignorance, showed great ingenuity in selecting the situation of Burghs, and regulating the access to them, as well as neatness and regularity in the erection, since the buildings themselves show a style of advance in the arts scarcely consistent with the ignorance of so many of the principal branches of architectural knowledge.
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.
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Compiled, translated, and edited by medieval history Jennifer Ward, "Elizabeth de Burgh, Lady of Clare (1295-1360)" is a 222 page compendium comprised of a chronologically organized and presented record of financial expenditures beginning Elizabeth de Burgh and Clare accounts during the Autumn of 1326, to 9 The Wardrobe and Household Account (1339-40).
But Burgh equalised 10 minutes later through Scott Fowlie's delightful chip.
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A GROUP of students stranded in Argentina after blagging a trip for a charity contest were last night flown home by Chris de Burgh.