Beghard

noun
Beg·​hard | \ ˈbe-ˌgärd, ˈbeg-ˌhärd, ˈbe-gərd \
plural -s

Definition of Beghard

: a member of one of many semimonastic associations of laymen founded in the 13th century in the Low Countries in imitation of the Beguines and eventually proscribed as heretical by the medieval church and in the 14th century all but extinct

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History and Etymology for Beghard

Medieval Latin Beghardus, Begardus, probably from Old French begard

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“Beghard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Beghard. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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