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1The state or fact of being a burgess (of a town, borough, etc.); the status and privileges of a burgess; the freedom of a borough, citizenship.
rare British. The position of member of parliament for a borough. Now rare.
Late Middle English. From burgess + -ship. Compare earlier burgessy.
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