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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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)



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