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From burgher +‎ -ship.


burghership (uncountable)

  1. The state of being a burgher; citizenship.
    • 1900, Josephine Elizabeth Butler, Native Races and the War[1]:
      "It conferred on all Hottentots and other free persons of colour lawfully residing in the Colony, the right to become burghers, and to exercise and enjoy all the privileges of burghership.
    • 1902, John Fiske, “The Federal Unioin”, in Harpers[2]:
      In no case does citizenship, or burghership, appear to rest upon the basis of a real or assumed community of descent from a single real or mythical progenitor.
    • 1914, John Addington Symonds, Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Second Series[3]:
      No inhabitant of the city who had not enrolled himself as a craftsman in one of the guilds could exercise any function of burghership.
    • 1921, Various, The Journal of Negro History, Volume 6, 1921[4]:
      "All coloured people are excluded from this provision, and (in accordance with the Grondwet) they may never be given or granted rights of burghership...."
  2. The rights and privileges of a burgher; burgess-ship.