beguine2 /beɪˈɡiːn/

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(in the Roman Catholic Church) a member of a lay sisterhood in the Low Countries, not bound by vows.
– origin late 15th cent.: Old French béguine, from the name of Lambert Bègue or le Bègue (‘the Stammerer’), a 12th-cent. priest who founded the order.

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