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Definition of "burgomaster" [bur•go•mas•ter]

  • The principal magistrate, comparable to a mayor, of a city or town in the Netherlands, Flanders, Austria, or Germany. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "burgomaster" in a sentence
  • "The word burgomaster recalled whatever had happened to the mind of"
  • "The story of a general shot by the son of a burgomaster was a repetition of a tragedy that had occurred at Aerschot, on the 19th, where the fifteen-year-old son of the burgomaster had been killed by a firing squad, not because he had shot a general, but because an officer had been shot, probably by"
  • "At times the fair image of his home rose before his memory -- but it vanished as soon as he recalled the burgomaster's dignified figure, his own miserable weakness and the repulse he had experienced."