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BURGAGE, English law. A species of tenure in socage; it is where the king or other person is lord of an ancient borough, in which the tenements are held by a rent certain. 2 B1. Com. 82.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Although no borough charter was ever issued, the lords of the manor, the successive members of the de Birmingham family, granted the tenants the right to hold by burgage tenure, so they received borough privileges informally.