Meaning of burgess

bur•gess

Pronunciation: (bûr'jis), [key]
— n.
  1. a representative in the popular branch of the colonial legislature of Virginia or Maryland.
  2. (formerly) a representative of a borough in the British Parliament.
  3. an inhabitant of an English borough.

Bur•gess

Pronunciation: (bûr'jis), [key]
— n.
  1. 1866–1951, U.S. illustrator and humorist.
  2. 1874–1965, U.S. author, esp. of children's books.
  3. a male given name.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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