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Meaning of BURGHER

Pronunciation:  'burgur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a member of the middle class
  2. [n]  a citizen of an English borough

BURGHER is a 7 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: bourgeois, burgess
 See Also: bourgeoisie, common man, common person, commoner, Englishman, middle class, petit bourgeois



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Burgh"er\, n. [From burgh; akin to D. burger, G.
b["u]rger, Dan. borger, Sw. borgare. See {Burgh}.]
1. A freeman of a burgh or borough, entitled to enjoy the
   privileges of the place; any inhabitant of a borough.

2. (Eccl. Hist.) 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.

Note: These parties arose among the Presbyterians of
      Scotland, in 1747, and in 1820 reunited under the name
      of the ``United Associate Synod of the Secession

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