Entry from British & World English dictionary
Definition of beguinage in English:
A house for members of a lay sisterhood in the Low Countries.
- The Beguines were free to leave the beguinage and resume their old lives when their husbands returned from war.
- Ales Malachine, who worked at the beguinage, was a wool comber.
- There were also a few men resident in the beguinage of St Elizabeth of Lille in the later Middle Ages.
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