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beguinage

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

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Definition of beguinage in English:

noun

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

Origin

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

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