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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n burgess a citizen of an English borough
    • n Burgess English writer of satirical novels (1917-1993)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: When George Washington ran for the Virginia House of Burgesses in 1757, he was accused of trying to win votes by plying voters with 28 gallons of rum, 50 gallons of rum punch, 46 gallons of beer and 34 gallons of wine.
    • Burgess A magistrate of a borough.
    • Burgess An inhabitant of a borough or walled town, or one who possesses a tenement therein; a citizen or freeman of a borough.
    • Burgess An inhabitant of a Scotch burgh qualified to vote for municipal officers.
    • Burgess One who represents a borough in Parliament.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n burgess In England, an inhabitant of a borough or walled town, or one who possesses a tenement therein; a citizen or freeman of a borough.
    • n burgess A representative of a borough in the British Parliament.
    • n burgess Hence The title given before the revolution to the representatives in the popular branch of the legislature of Virginia, which was styled the House of Burgesses, but is now called the House of Delegates. The title of members of the lower house in the colonial legislature of Maryland.
    • n burgess A magistrate of a corporate town. In Connecticut boroughs the board of burgesses corresponds to the township board or board of trustees in some other States, or to the common council of a city. The chief executive officer of a Pennsylvanian borough is called the chief burgess.
    • n burgess A member of the corporation of a Scotch burgh; now, any inhabitant of a burgh of full age, rated for poor-rates, and not in arrears, and who for a period of three years has occupied any house, shop, or other building in it, not being an alien and not having received either parochial or burgh relief for twelve months preceding the last Whitsunday.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Burgess bur′jes an inhabitant of a borough: a citizen or freeman: a magistrate of certain towns: one able to take the usual burgesses' oath (see Antiburgher)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. burgeis, OF. burgeis, fr. burc,fortified town, town, F. bourg, village, fr. LL. burgus, fort, city; from the German; cf. MHG. burc, G. burg,. See 1st Borough, and cf. 2d Bourgeois


In literature:

J. G. Burgess, Crow Ag'cy, Mont.
"The American Missionary - Volume 52, No. 1, March, 1898" by Various
Each burgess then, as called on, took the oath of supremacy.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 11" by Various
Their next step shows what were the grievances which had driven the burgesses to this fierce outbreak of revolt.
"Stray Studies from England and Italy" by John Richard Greene
Now they are using two hundred and seventy number two Burgess dry batteries.
"The Radio Boys Trailing a Voice" by Allen Chapman
As a member of the Virginia house of burgesses, he was assiduous, punctual, and faithful.
"Washington and the American Republic, Vol. 3." by Benson J. Lossing
A name in old times for the inhabitants of the Cinque Ports; the burgesses of Ipswich are also so called.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Burgess finally went elsewhere, and, as most people know, "The County Fair" almost rivaled "The Old Homestead" in money-making ability.
"Charles Frohman: Manager and Man" by Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman
He was made a burgess in 1617, and was Chamberlain from 1621 to 1623.
"Shakespeare's Family" by Mrs. C. C. Stopes
The city gates were thrown open, and the burgesses then perceived their error, but too late to remedy it.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 9" by Various
Henry continued a member of the House of Burgesses from Louisa County until the close of the Revolution.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 4 of 8" by Various

In poetry:

"Why weep ye so, ye burgess-wives,
Why look ye so on me?
O, I am going to Edinburgh town,
A rich wedding for to see!"
"The Queen's Marie" by Andrew Lang
A straggling, tame procession, perhaps,
A butt for burgess scorn;
Its flags are ragged sentiments,
And its music's still unborn.
"May Day" by Bernard O Dowd
Thy purse and eke thy gay gilt knives,
Thy pincase gallant to the eye;
No better wore the Burgesse wives
And yet thou wouldst not love me.
"Greensleeves" by Anonymous British
I am a young executive. No cuffs than mine are cleaner;
I have a Slimline brief-case and I use the firm's Cortina.
In every roadside hostelry from here to Burgess Hill
The maîtres d'hôtel all know me well, and let me sign the bill.
"Executive" by Sir John Betjeman
Forgets she how the Bay State, in answer to the call
Of her old House of Burgesses, spoke out from Faneuil Hall?
When, echoing back her Henry's cry, came pulsing on each breath
Of Northern winds the thrilling sounds of 'Liberty or Death!'
"Massachusetts To Virginia" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Burgess, 22, accompanied by his attorney, appeared at the Chautauqua County District Attorney's Office Friday afternoon.
Embattled state Highway Safety Director Sheila Burgess resigned from her post with the state, authorities confirmed today.
Kay Hobson, Burgess Bradshaw and Joanne Vineyard Grossman.
Burgess 31 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk.
Greenwood quarterback Jabe Burgess looks to pass to Drew Morgan in the first half against Conway on Friday, Oct 26, 2012, at Greenwood .
AMY SMOTHERMAN BURGESS/NEWS SENTINEL Joshua Burnett, right, walks with his lawyer, Tommy Hindman, to be processed through booking Wednesday at the City County Building.
Jane was born in Cornersville on July 13, 1923, to the late Shelby Marsh and Margaret Burgess Haywood .
Smiley Library since 1986, has been named director, replacing longtime Director Larry Burgess, who is retiring.
Jeff Burgess, the rescue's owner, was charged with five counts of animal cruelty for hoarding the animals.
(Herb) Burgess, 83, formerly of Carrollton, passed away Aug 11, 2010 in Brandon, FL, surrounded by his family.
Born Dec 12, 1926, in Reeder, WVA, he was the son of the late Bruce and May (Sheets) Burgess.
Middletown Burgess John D Miller, left, and Congressman Christopher Van Hollen toured Middletown on Monday afternoon.
Horace Burgess' tree house in Crossville was shut down by the state fire marshal because it poses several public safety hazards.
They include national recording artist Larnelle Harris, Christian radio host Rick Burgess, as well as award winning humorist and juggler Dana Tinson.
Haley Maxwell, Farmington, shoots Friday over Huntsville junior guard Vanessa Burgess at Farmington High School.

In science:

The calculation of Burgess et al., supported by the arguments of Senatore & Zaldarriaga, suggests that in stable theories they will suppress correlations at late times.
Infrared effects in inflationary correlation functions
Contextual information has been widely used and several methodologies have been built upon its value (e.g., [Burgess et al., 1998, Yarowsky, 1995]).
MUDOS-NG: Multi-document Summaries Using N-gram Graphs (Tech Report)
Burgess (Eds.), Advances in Computational Finance, Kluwer, Amsterdam.
Varying the VaR for Unconditional and Conditional Environments
Burgess et al. (2010), Mila and Ngugi (2011)), our focus here is somewhat different to much of this.
Bayesian Methods for Genetic Association Analysis with Heterogeneous Subgroups: from Meta-Analyses to Gene-Environment Interactions
Burgess, Sven Krippendorf, Anshuman Maharana, and Fernando Quevedo.
Models of Particle Physics from Type IIB String Theory and F-theory: A Review