Beghard
Beghard Be*ghard" Beguard Be*guard", n. [F. b['e]gard, b['e]guard; cf. G. beghard, LL. Beghardus, Begihardus, Begardus. Prob. from the root of beguine + -ard or -hard. See {Beguine}.] (Eccl. Hist.) One of an association of religious laymen living in imitation of the Beguines. They arose in the thirteenth century, were afterward subjected to much persecution, and were suppressed by Innocent X. in 1650. Called also Beguins. [1913 Webster]

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  • Beghard — Beghard, Berthold (Berthold von Rohrbach), behauptete im 14. Jahrh., Christus sei am Kreuze völlig verzweifelt, u. der Mensch könne auf Erden so vollkommen werden, daß er weder zu beten noch zu fasten brauche. Er mußte seine Irrthümer zu Würzburg …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Beghard — /beg euhrd, beuh gahrd /, n. a member of a former lay brotherhood, founded in Flanders in the 13th century, living after the manner of the Beguines. [1650 60; < ML beghardus, equiv. to beg (see BEGUINE) + hardus ARD] * * * …   Universalium

  • Beghard — A lay brother who lived a life of devotion modelled on that of the *Beguine …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Beghard — Be|ghard 〈m. 16〉 = Begarde …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Beghard — Be|ghard 〈m.; Gen.: en, Pl.: en〉 = Begarde …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • beghard — beg·hard …   English syllables

  • Beghard — /ˈbɛgəd/ (say beguhd), /bəˈgad/ (say buh gahd) noun a member of a former Christian brotherhood in Flanders in the 13th century, living in the manner of the Beguines. Also, Beguin. {Medieval Latin Beghardus} …   Australian English dictionary

  • beghard — ˈbeˌgärd, egˌhärd, egərd noun ( s) Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Medieval Latin Beghardus, Begardus, probably from Old French begard : a member of one of many semimonastic associations of laymen founded in the 13th century in the Low… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Beguard — Beghard Be*ghard Beguard Be*guard , n. [F. b[ e]gard, b[ e]guard; cf. G. beghard, LL. Beghardus, Begihardus, Begardus. Prob. from the root of beguine + ard or hard. See {Beguine}.] (Eccl. Hist.) One of an association of religious laymen living in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brethren of the Free Spirit — The Brothers, or Brethren of the Free Spirit (Brüder und Schwestern des Freien Geistes), was a lay Christian movement which flourished in northern Europe in the 13th and 14th Centuries. Antinomian and individualist in outlook, it came into… …   Wikipedia

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