What is a burgess?

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A burgess is a person with municipal authority or privileges. This term was used in England to mean an inhabitant of a town or borough with full rights of citizenship. It can also mean a Member of Parliament of a borough, corporate town, or university or a magistrate or member of the governing body of a town.
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bur·gess
[bur-jis]
NOUN
1.
American History a representative in the popular branch of the colonial legislature of Virginia or Maryland.
2.
(formerly) a representative of a borough in the British Parliament.
3.
Rare. an inhabitant of an English borough.
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Burgesses were merchants or craftsmen who owned property in burghs and were allowed to trade in burghs free of charge. Also, The Burgess shale is a collection of extremely well-preserved fossils from the Cambrian period, from about 550 to 480 million years ago.
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