Re: Burghership #southafrica


In a message dated 03/06/2004 20:50:47, balden@... writes:

<< Re Adam Yamey's question on BURGHERSHIP. >>

This is most certainly an English transliteration of the Afrikaans word
BURGHERSKAP. It does indeed mean citizenship. A burgher is a citizen hence the
suffix ' -burg' meaning city eg Johannesburg, Hamburg.
Interestingly enough the Random House Websters College Dictionary defines
burghership as the wealthy middle class citizens, the bourgeoisie.

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