burgessy

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English *burgeisie, borgeysye, from Old French bourgesie, borgoisie (citizenship), from burgeis (a citizen), from Medieval Latin burgensis, derivative of burgus (a borough, town), from Old Frankish *burg (town), from Proto-Germanic *burgz (burg, castle, stronghold, town). More at borough.

NounEdit

burgessy (plural burgessies)

  1. Citizenship.
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