a female owned by the spiritual and charitable associations or communities inside Netherlands and somewhere else whose users inhabit beguinages and so are maybe not limited by perpetual vows
- (Roman Catholic Church) a part of a lay sisterhood (one of many founded in the Netherlands inside 12th and 13th centuries); though maybe not using religious vows the sisters adopted an austere life
- music printed in the bolero rhythm of this beguine party
- a ballroom dance that originated in the French West Indies; much like the rumba
- A woman owned by the religious and charitable organizations or communities in Netherlands, and elsewhere, whose people inhabit beguinages consequently they are not bound by perpetual vows.
later 15c., from French b
(n.) A female owned by the religious and charitable organizations or communities when you look at the Netherlands, and elsewhere, whoever people reside in beguinages and perhaps not bound by perpetual vows.
The decrees were put into execution by Pope John XXII., and a persecution raged in which, though the pope expressly protected the female Beguine communities of the Netherlands, there was little discrimination between the orthodox and unorthodox Beguines.