Beguine

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  • noun

Words related to Beguine

(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

References in periodicals archive ?
McDonnell, The Beguines and Beghards in Medieval Culture, with Special Emphasis on the Belgian Scene (New Brunswick, N.
Summaries of both in McDonnell, Beguines and Beghards, 523-38; Lerner, Heresy of the Free Spirit, 46-48 and 78-84; and Gordon Leff, Heresy in the Later Middle Ages: The Relation of Heterodoxy to Dissent c.
Grundmann, Religious Movements, 141; McDonnell, Beguines and Beghards, 456-58; Jean-Claude Schmitt, Mort d'une heresie: L'Eglise et les clercs face aux beguines et aux beghards du Rhin superieur du XIVe et XVe siecle, Civilisations et societes 56 (Paris: Mouton, 1978), 56-57.