Beghard



a member of a former lay brotherhood, founded in Flanders in the 13th century, living after the manner of the Beguines.
Historical Examples

A leading feature of the Beghard propaganda was the circulation among the laity of written tracts and devotional works.
A History of The Inquisition of The Middle Ages; volume II Henry Charles Lea

The origin of the names Beguine and Beghard has been the subject of much controversy.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 5 Various

In popular use the words Lollard and Beghard were virtually convertible, and yet there is a difference between them.
A History of The Inquisition of The Middle Ages; volume II Henry Charles Lea

Walter, known as the Lollard, was a Hollander, and was the most active and successful of the Beghard missionaries.
A History of The Inquisition of The Middle Ages; volume II Henry Charles Lea

Not long after a similar martyrdom occurred at Constance, where a Beghard, named Burgin, had founded a sect of extreme austerity.
A History of The Inquisition of The Middle Ages; volume II Henry Charles Lea

noun
a member of a Christian brotherhood that was founded in Flanders in the 13th century and followed a life based on that of the Beguines Also called Beguin

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