from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Burke, Edmund 1729-1797. Irish-born British politician and writer. Famous for his oratory, he pleaded the cause of the American colonists in Parliament and was instrumental in developing the notions of party responsibility and a loyal opposition within the parliamentary system. His major work, Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790), voices his opposition to the excesses of the French experience.
- Burke, Martha Jane See Martha Jane Burk.
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- proper n. A topographical surname for someone who lived in a fortified place.
- proper n. One of various places in the United States.
From Anglo-Norman pronunciation of burgh. (Wiktionary)