[bur-guh-mas-ter, -mah-ster]
the chief magistrate of a municipal town of Holland, Flanders, Germany, or Austria.

1585–95; < Dutch burgemeester, equivalent to burg borough + meester master, cognate with German Bürgermeister major

burgomastership, noun
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burgomaster (ˈbɜːɡəˌmɑːstə)
1.  the chief magistrate of a town in Austria, Belgium, Germany, or the Netherlands; mayor
2.  a popular name for the glaucous gull
[C16: partial translation of Dutch burgemeester; see borough, master]

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