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beguinage

(ˈbɛɡiːˌnɑːʒ; ˈbɛɡɪˌnɪdʒ)
n
a convent for members of the Beguine sisterhood
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The Church of Saint John the Baptist at the Beguinage which is occupied by Afghan asylum seekers is seen in central Brussels February 6, 2014.
Perhaps most introspective and evocative of all, and Hack's favourite, is Memory of Bruges: Entrance to the Beguinage (1904; Fig.
There was no disgrace, really, if one chose to leave the beguinage to marry but, alternatively, the begui-nage served as refuge for those who in one way or another might be forced into marriage.
Mais c'est veritablement le projet de renovation du Grand Beguinage de Louvain (fig.1), que lui confie l'Universite en 1962, qui le projette sur le devant de la scene et lu confere le statut d'expert en matiere de renovation urbaine.
Quiet beauty spots of Minnewater Park with its lake and river and the ancient Beguinage with a tranquil convent garden, will leave you speechless.
You can never really get lost amongst all this beauty as Lange Rei/Spinolarei in Bruges (main picture) and (insets from top left): Bruges - a view of St Saviour's Cathedral, Markt, swans near the Beguinage, the Belfry from Markt.
Leuven's Unesco-listed Groot Begijnhof - once a beguinage, or community of women, now one of the city's most eye-catching neighbourhoods.
The Rule of the beguinage of Sainte-Elisabeth in Valenciennes, dated 1262, specified that beguines could wear "meulequins arranged to their prioress's approval," implying that there were appropriate and inappropriate ways to arrange (ordenner) the same head coverings.