beguin definition

  • noun:
    • See beghard.
    • A name directed at the people in different spiritual communities of women which, professing a life of impoverishment and self-denial, moved about in coarse grey clothes (of undyed wool), reading the Scriptures and exhorting individuals.
    • [Only Beguin.] A member of a residential district of men launched on the same general concept of life as compared to the Beguines (see 1).

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