Secular canoness

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one allowed to hold private property, and bound only by vows of chastity and obedience so long as she chose to remain in the chapter.

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1002), was a 10th-century German secular canoness, as well as a dramatist and poet who lived and worked at Gandersheim Abbey in modern-day Bad Gandersheim, Lower Saxony, established by the Ottonian dynasty.
Part one looks at legal commentaries relating to secular canonesses, Beguines, and tertiaries.