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burgher

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Citizenship
burgherbur‧gher /ˈbɜːɡə $ ˈbɜːrɡər/ noun [countable] old use 🔊 🔊 PGCsomeone who lives in a particular town
Examples from the Corpus
burgherWhen the Kyburgers sold Burgdorf to Bern in 1384 the townsfolk had already acquired burgher rights.Entire villages turned out for the spectacle and in Györ, the Bishop himself headed the assembled burghers.During our meal the restaurant had begun to fill up with the pre-theatre crowd, Brighton burghers and their wives.Opposition by burghers, who feared for the fishing, ensured that Plymouth Dock, later Devonport, was later chosen instead.The result was stiff, distant even, and the three or four burghers bowed even lower.Most burghers who voted for the right did so to express uncertainty and fear about the looming costs of unification.The burghers of Birmingham also reckon the chevron-shaped symbol looks like a two-finger salute.In general, such luxury items occur only rarely in Lincoln and the owners may well have been relatively wealthy burghers.
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