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  • n. Citizenship.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Citizenship.

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From Middle English *burgeisie, borgeysye, from Old French bourgesie, borgoisie ("citizenship"), from burgeis ("a citizen"), from Medieval Latin burgensis, derivative of burgus ("a borough, town"), from Old Frankish *burg (“town”), from Proto-Germanic *burgz (“burg, castle, stronghold, town”). More at borough.

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