Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Borough. A borough is distinguished from other towns by possessing, or having at some time of its history possessed, the right of sending a member or members to Parliament, and where the right of election is by burgage tenure, that alone is a proof of the antiquity of the borough. At the present-day "borough" almost invariably means either a borough corporate (or municipal borough) or a parliamentary borough, most, if not all, municipal boroughs being also parliamentary.