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- 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.
German Burggraf; Burg fortress + Graf count: compare Dutch burggraaf, French burgrave. See margrave. (Wiktionary)
Hohenzollern, burggrave of Nuremberg, with the title of elector.
"Yes," is the reply, "to be their burggrave, and defend their Heaven!