Share this entry

Share this page


Line breaks: be¦guin|age
Pronunciation: /ˈbeɪɡɪnədʒ, beɪɡɪˈnɑːʒ/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of beguinage in English:


A house for members of a lay sisterhood in the Low Countries.


late 17th century: from French béguine (see beguine2) + -age.

Definition of beguinage in:

Share this entry

Share this page


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day interfuse
Pronunciation: ɪntəˈfjuːz
join or mix (two or more things) together