An inhabitant of a borough or walled town, or one who possesses a tenement therein; a citizen or freeman of a borough.
One who represents a borough in Parliament.
A magistrate of a borough.
An inhabitant of a Scotch burgh qualified to vote for municipal officers.
The holder of land or a house within a borough.
Burgensis (Latin)] The holder of land or house within a borough. (MEDIEV-L. Medieval Terms) Member of a borough community, sharing in its communal privileges. (Frame, Robin. Colonial Ireland, 1169-1369, 144) The member of a town (borough) community, generally a householder paying his share of any communal dues and thus participating in communal privileges and possessing the "freedom of the borough", "burgess franchise", or "borough franchise". (Reynolds, Susan. An Introduction to the History of English Medieval Towns, 197) Related terms: Franchise
Holder of land or a house in a borough burgus
Holder of a tenement, land or house, in a borough, an office carrying special judicial privileges and obligations to the borough. Burgesses grew in power during the 14th and 15th centuries, gradually building wealth based upon the commerce and production that took place in the borough.
A citizen or freeman of a borough, especially a member of the governing body of a town.
English writer of satirical novels (1917-1993)
a citizen of an English borough
Inhabitant of a burgh with full legal rights.
burgus Townspeople. The Domesday Book lists numbers of burgesses in some settlements but not others. What constituted a burgess is unclear, as it is thought some of those 'townspeople' may have been rural labourers resident close to towns.
Wealthy townsman, often a member of the town council, usually either a merchant or craftsman.