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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 Anglo-Norman Irish surname, deriving from the ancient Anglo-Norman and Hiberno-Norman noble dynasty, the House of Burgh. In Ireland, the descendants...
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- Richard or **** Burke may refer to: Richard Burke Jr. (1758–1794), Member of Parliament, son of Edmund Burke Richard Burke (Irish politician) (1932–2016)...
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- Clement Burke (born Clement Anthony Bozewski; November 24, 1954) is an American musician who is best known as the drummer for the band Blondie from 1975...
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