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burgher

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Noun
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burgh=er

CIDE DICTIONARY

burghern. [From burgh; akin to D. burger, G. bÜrger, Dan. borger, Sw. borgare. See Burgh.].
  •  A freeman of a burgh or borough, entitled to enjoy the privileges of the place; any inhabitant of a borough.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A member of that party, among the Scotch seceders, which asserted the lawfulness of the burgess oath (in which burgesses profess “the true religion professed within the realm”), the opposite party being called antiburghers.  [1913 Webster]
    " These parties arose among the Presbyterians of Scotland, in 1747, and in 1820 reunited under the name of the “United Associate Synod of the Secession Church.”"  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

burgher, n.
1 a citizen or freeman, esp. of a Continental town.
2 S.Afr. hist. a citizen of a Boer republic.
3 a descendant of a Dutch or Portuguese colonist in Sri Lanka.

Etymology
G Burger or Du. burger f. Burg, burg BOROUGH

THESAURUS

burgher

Babbitt, Christian, Middle American, Philistine, anal character, big-city man, bourgeois, burgess, citizen, city dweller, city man, city slicker, compulsive character, conformer, conformist, conventionalist, exemplary citizen, exurbanite, formalist, good citizen, good neighbor, methodologist, middle-class type, model child, oppidan, organization man, parrot, pedant, perfectionist, pillar of society, plastic person, precisian, precisianist, respectable citizen, sheep, square, suburbanite, teenybopper, townee, towner, townfolk, townfolks, townsman, townspeople, townswoman, trimmer, true Christian, urbanite, villager, villageress, yes-man

ROGET THESAURUS

burgher

Inhabitant

N inhabitant, resident, residentiary, dweller, indweller, addressee, occupier, occupant, householder, lodger, inmate, tenant, incumbent, sojourner, locum tenens, commorant, settler, squatter, backwoodsman, colonist, islander, denizen, citizen, burgher, oppidan, cockney, cit, townsman, burgess, villager, cottager, cottier, cotter, compatriot, backsettler, boarder, hotel keeper, innkeeper, habitant, paying guest, planter, native, indigene, aborigines, autochthones, Englishman, John Bull, newcomer, aboriginal, American, Caledonian, Cambrian, Canadian, Canuck, downeaster, Scot, Scotchman, Hibernian, Irishman, Welshman, Uncle Sam, Yankee, Brother Jonathan, garrison, crew, population, people, colony, settlement, household, mir, indigenous, native, natal, autochthonal, autochthonous, British, English, American, Canadian, Irish, Scotch, Scottish, Welsh, domestic, domiciliated, domiciled, naturalized, vernacular, domesticated, domiciliary, in the occupation of, garrisoned by, occupied by.


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