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Burgess

[bur-jis]
noun
1.
Anthony, 1917–93, English novelist and critic.
2.
(Frank) Gelett [juh-let] , 1866–1951, U.S. illustrator and humorist.
3.
Thornton Waldo, 1874–1965, U.S. author, especially of children's books.
4.
a male given name.
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burgess (ˈbɜːdʒɪs)
 
n
1.  in England
 a.  a citizen or freeman of a borough
 b.  any inhabitant of a borough
2.  English history a Member of Parliament from a borough, corporate town, or university
3.  a member of the colonial assembly of Maryland or Virginia
 
[C13: from Old French burgeis, from borc town, from Late Latin burgus, of Germanic origin; see borough]

Burgess (ˈbɜːdʒɪs)
 
n
1.  Anthony, real name John Burgess Wilson. 1917--93, English novelist and critic: his novels include A Clockwork Orange (1962), Tremor of Intent (1966), Earthly Powers (1980), and Any Old Iron (1989)
2.  Guy. 1911--63, British spy, who fled to the Soviet Union (with Donald Maclean) in 1951

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burgess
c.1200, burgeis "citizen of a borough," from O.Fr. borjois, L.L. burgensis (see bourgeois). Applied from late 15c. to borough representatives in Parliament and in Virginia and other colonies used to denote members of the legislative body, while in Pennsylvania, etc., it
meant "member of the governing council of a borough."
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