[ beg-erd, buh-gahrd ]
/ ˈbɛg ərd, bəˈgɑrd /
a member of a former lay brotherhood, founded in Flanders in the 13th century, living after the manner of the Beguines.
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Origin of Beghard
1650–60; <Medieval Latin beghardus,
equivalent to beg-
) + -hardus-ard
Words nearby Beghard
, begging bowl
, begging letter
, beginner's luck
, beginning, In the
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British Dictionary definitions for Beghard
a member of a Christian brotherhood that was founded in Flanders in the 13th century and followed a life based on that of the BeguinesAlso called: Beguin
Word Origin for Beghard
C17: from Medieval Latin beghardus, from Beg (uine) + -ard; compare Old French bégard, Middle Dutch beggaert, Middle High German beghart
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