Beguine

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(Roman Catholic Church) a member of a lay sisterhood (one of several founded in the Netherlands in the 12th and 13th centuries)

music written in the bolero rhythm of the beguine dance

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a ballroom dance that originated in the French West Indies

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In general, the book tackles the problem of terminology: various words were used to name beguines and beghards, which have misled both contemporaries and later scholars.
Instead it was the "lay religious," beguines and beghards seeking to emulate the voluntary poverty and other aspects of the vita apostolica, who became easy targets.
The English-speaking world has had to make do with Ernest McDonnell's rather our-of-date and unwieldy, The Beguines and Beghards in Medieval Culture: With Special Emphasis on the Belgian Scene (New Brunswick, NJ, 1954).
One would like more guidance to the scholarship on such topics as the medieval debates over scriptural interpretation, or the Beguines and Beghards.
Three years earlier, the Council of Vienne (1311) had placed under interdict and excommunicated all beguines and beghards.