burgage

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈbɜːɡɪdʒ/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(bûrgij)


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
bur•gage  (bûrgij),USA pronunciation n. [Law.]
  1. Law(in England) a tenure whereby burgesses or townspeople held lands or tenements of the king or other lord, usually for a fixed money rent.
  2. Law(in Scotland) tenure directly from the crown of property in royal burghs in return for the service of watching and warding.
  • Anglo-French borgage, burgage or Anglo-Latin burgāgium; see burgh, -age
  • Middle English borgage 1250–1300

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
burgage /ˈbɜːɡɪdʒ/ n
  1. (in England) tenure of land or tenement in a town or city, which originally involved a fixed money rent
  2. (in Scotland) the tenure of land direct from the crown in Scottish royal burghs in return for watching and warding
Etymology: 14th Century: from Medieval Latin burgāgium, from burgus, from Old English burg; see borough
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