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Definition of Burke

Burke
Burke Burke, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Burked; p. pr. & vb. n. Burking.] [From one Burke of Edinburgh, who committed the crime in 1829.] 1. To murder by suffocation, or so as to produce few marks of violence, for the purpose of obtaining a body to be sold for dissection. 2. To dispose of quietly or indirectly; to suppress; to smother; to shelve; as, to burke a parliamentary question. The court could not burke an inquiry, supported by such a mass of a affidavits. --C. Reade.

Meaning of Burke from wikipedia

- Burke is an Irish surname. Variants include Bourke. Notable people with the surname include: Anna Burke (born 1966), Australian politician Brian Burke...
- Edmund Burke (/ˈbɜːrk/; 12 January [NS] 1729 – 9 July 1797) was an Irish statesman and philosopher. Born in Dublin, Burke served as a member of parliament...
- James Burke (July 5, 1931 – April 13, 1996), also known as "Jimmy the Gent", was an Irish American gangster and Lucchese crime family ****ociate who is...
- The Arleigh Burke cl**** of guided missile destroyers (DDGs) is a United States Navy cl**** of destroyer built around the Aegis Combat System and the SPY-1D...
- Delta Ramona Leah Burke (born July 30, 1956) is an American actress, producer and author. From 1986 to 1991, she starred as Suzanne Sugarbaker in the...
- Alfonso Clark "Trey" Burke III (born November 12, 1992) is an American basketball player. He was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves with the ninth...
- Oliver Jasen Burke (born 7 April 1997) is a Scottish professional footballer who plays as a right winger for Deportivo Alavés, on loan from West Bromwich...
- Brendan Gilmore Burke (December 8, 1988 – February 5, 2010) was an athlete and student manager at Miami University for the RedHawks men's ice hockey team...
- Alexandra Imelda Cecelia Ewen Burke (born 25 August 1988) is an English singer, songwriter and actress. Burke won the fifth series of British television...
- Brian P. Burke (born June 30, 1955) is an American-Canadian ice hockey analyst for Rogers Media broadcasts. Burke also served as a ice hockey executive...
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