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BURGOMASTER. In Germany this is, the title by which an officer who performs the duties of a mayor is, called.

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The brown, the black, the Burgomaster, the breakfast, and the ray of yellow light, all came clean off together in considerably less than a minute of time.
Then he remembered in a flash what the Burgomaster gull had screamed to him when he was a little yearling at Walrus Islet, and he tumbled backward in the water, for he knew that he had found Sea Cow at last.
Can someone who wants to remain in the EU and bow down to the burgomasters be patriotic?
Surviving documents record a great procession of burgomasters across the Dam Square amidst a trumpet fanfare, an address by the presiding burgomaster followed by an "open-house" reception of the public in the new space, a celebratory salute of the civic militia companies, and a two-month kermesse in front of the new building.
Burton's descriptions conjure the complex morality of 17th Century Amsterdam – proud and protective of their mercantile success but also answerable to the Protestant asceticism enforced by the Burgomasters.
1987) 'Chiefs and burgomasters in Rwanda: the unfinished quest for a bureaucracy', Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law 72 (25-6): 71-97.
Appeal as he might to the "universal necessity of the rightful order of things" or to the bio-ecology of the forest, neither of these lofty tribunals could so much as delay, much less halt, the swift and sharp swath that the nobility and burgomasters in Dusseldorf were cutting through the forests of the Rhineland.
Letter from Elias Boudinot, President of Congress, to the Honorable the Burgomasters and Senate of the Imperial Free City, Hamburg (Nov.
In early modern Dutch cities the sheriff and his aldermen administered justice, but they were assisted by burgomasters who increasingly encroached on activities that had previously been confined to the former.
76) The topic of toleration appears also in collected letters published in 1660 by van Limborch including one recently sent (February 14, 1660) from the burgomasters and magistrates of Rotterdam to their counterparts at Bern, urging an end to persecution of Swiss Mennonites, as desired by Galenus de Haan (who must have supplied the copy that is published).
Although a lengthy Grand Tour was the semi-privilege of young (often adolescent) members of the immensely rich Dutch and Brabantine elites (nobles, senior officials, burgomasters, aldermen, and wealthy businessmen) the growing vogue for quick pleasure trips influenced a broader social base.
1), commissioned by the burgomasters of that town in 1622, must be counted as an outstanding early example of a city view, even though it also belongs firmly to the marine painting tradition.