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House of Burgesses
also called The House of Burgesses and has 2 more synonyms

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  1. The Virginia House of Burgesses was the first elected lower house in the legislative assembly in the New World established in the Colony of Virginia in 1619

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  2. Over time, the name came to represent the entire official legislative body of the Colony of Virginia, and later, after the American Revolution, the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia

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  3. Burgess is an English word that originally meant a freeman of a borough or burgh

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  4. It later came to mean an elected or un-elected official of a municipality, or the representative of a borough in the English House of Commons

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  5. In 1617, the officers of the Virginia Company of London embarked upon a series of reforms designed to attract more people to the troubled settlement

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