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  • adj. Relating to a burgh.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Belonging to a burgh.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to a burgh: as, burghal government.


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burgh +‎ -al


  • I chose to study Scottish History for a while at uni, and found myself learning for the first time about things like the wars of independence, Malcolm Canmore, the feudal and burghal systems.

    The Classroom Battle of Bannockburn

  • Burghal Bread - a wonderfully moist wholemeal bread due to the inclusion of soaked burghal, the crust a visual delight in it's coating of sesame seeds.

    Archive 2006-10-01

  • Cracked wheat is another name, though not entirely accurate - it can also be called bulgur, bulgar, bulger, bulghur or burghal.

    Archive 2006-09-01

  • Despite identity of usage at Dover and Reading on the subject of the stake, it would be pardonable to conclude that in those times of difficult communication there existed a great diversity of burghal laws, entailing considerable inconvenience and hardship, especially in the case of those engaged in trade.

    The Customs of Old England

  • If it had occurred to any of the burghal authorities, it had only provoked the reflection that Jock would most likely be discussing a pint or two at


  • Exemption from burghal taxes was also granted to a gentleman who built the first house in Princes Street.

    James Nasmyth: Engineer, An Autobiography.

  • After the Act for the abolition of the heritable jurisdictions in 1748 the portion of Auchterarder strictly burghal ceased to have titles completed in the burgage form.

    Chronicles of Strathearn

  • Not only is there thus evidence of Auchterarder being assessed in dues and exercising the privileges of a Royal Burgh, but, what is of more importance, as showing its burghal character, is, that there are three separate precepts of Parliament -- in 1570, 1581, and 1600 -- summoning

    Chronicles of Strathearn

  • Ayr, picked up, on an old bookstall in that town, a valuable manuscript collection of Scotch burghal laws written upwards of four centuries ago.

    Archaeological Essays, Vol. 1

  • Also worthwhile are djaj mousakhan (a Levantine answer to the egg roll made from diced chicken that gets dusted in tangy sumac powder and deep fried in an oily-crisp bread shell) and burghal bi dfin (a slow-cooked leg of lamb served with mounds of fluffy steamed burghal).

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