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Definitions of burgher

  1. a citizen of an English borough Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A member of that party, among the Scotch seceders, which asserted the lawfulness of the burgess oath (in which burgesses profess the true religion professed within the realm), the opposite party being called antiburghers. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A freeman of a city or borough; a citizen. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. An inhabitant or citizen of a burgh. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. An inhabitant or freeman of a borough. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. The freeman or inhabitant of a burgh; one of a religious sect in Scotland. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for burgher

  1. The burgher gave a slight start; then Ned went on: " I have brought you tidings from the farm." – By Pike and Dyke: A Tale of the Rise of the Dutch Republic by G.A. Henty
  2. The young wife, attired in a burgher dress, stood with her bewitching eyes and a melancholy, half- tender, half- mournful smile on her lips. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers