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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One appointed to the command of a burg (fortress or castle).
  • n. One who holds a hereditary title, with an associated domain, descended from an ancestor who commanded a burg.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Originally, one appointed to the command of a burg (fortress or castle); but the title afterward became hereditary, with a domain attached.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See burgrave, burgravess.

Etymologies

German Burggraf; Burg fortress + Graf count: compare Dutch burggraaf, French burgrave. See margrave. (Wiktionary)

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