What is a burgher?

What is a burgher? Here are some definitions.

Noun
  1. A citizen of a borough or town, especially one belonging to the middle class.
    1. A member of the medieval mercantile class.
    2. A citizen of a medieval city.
  2. A prosperous member of the community; a middle class citizen (may connote complacency).
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His mother was a Burgher and his father was of Tamil heritage.
It was indeed the order, which the burgher guard received with a roar of triumph.
Elizabethan London was a musical city, and part-singing was cultivated beneath the rooftree of every well-to-do burgher.
Every burgher has at least two horses, and some have five, and they are all full of courage.
The applicants are Sri Lankan nationals of the Burgher ethnic minority group.
Prince vied with prince, and eminent burgher with burgher, in buying books.

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