- 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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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