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Beghards

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A brotherhood which rose in the Low Countries in the twelfth century, and was so called from Lambert Bègue. The male society were Beghards, the female, Beguins. They took no vows, and were free to leave the society when they liked. In the seventeenth century, those who survived the persecutions of the popes and inquisition joined the Tertiarii of the Franciscans. (See Beguins.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Beg the Question (To)
Beggar
Beggars
Beggars Barm
Beggars Bullets
Beggar’s Bush
Beggar’s Daughter
Begging Hermits
Begging the Question
Beghards
Begtashi
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Begum
Behemoth (Hebrew)
Behmenists
Behram
Bejan
Bel-à-faire-peur
Bel Esprit (French)

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