- (in England) tenure of land or tenement in a town or city, which originally involved a fixed money rent
- (in Scotland) the tenure of land direct from the crown in Scottish royal burghs in return for watching and warding
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bur•gage (bûr′gij),USA pronunciation n. [Law.]
- 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.
- 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
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burgage /ˈbɜːɡɪdʒ/ n