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Definition of Burke
BurkeBurke 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
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
is an Irish
surname. Variants include
Bourke. Notable people
with the surname
include: Anna Burke
(born 1966), Australian politician Brian
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