Learn how to say Burgesses correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.
Oxford dictionary definition of the word burgess:
1 archaic an inhabitant of a town or borough with full rights of citizenship.
2British historical a Member of Parliament for a borough, corporate town, or university.
3(in the US and also historically in the UK) a magistrate or member of the governing body of a town.
US historical a member of the assembly of colonial Maryland or Virginia.
Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French burgeis, from late Latin burgus ‘castle, fort’ (in medieval Latin ‘fortified town’); related to borough