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beguine


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Beguine  \Be`guine"\,  n.  [F.  b['e]guine;  LL  beguina  beghina 
  fr  Lambert  le  B[`e]gue  (the  Stammerer)  the  founder  of  the 
  order  (Du  Cange.)] 
  A  woman  belonging  to  one  of  the  religious  and  charitable 
  associations  or  communities  in  the  Netherlands,  and 
  elsewhere,  whose  members  live  in  beguinages  and  are  not  bound 
  by  perpetual  vows. 




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