\bˈɛɡhəd], \bˈɛɡhəd], \b_ˈɛ_ɡ_h_ə_d]\
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By Nuttall, P.Austin.
Societies of laymen in Germany, France, and the Netherlands, first appearing in the thirteenth century, subsisting mostly by mendicancy, and little esteemed; disappearing in the latter part of the fourteenth century. But the correct use of the word is uncertain, and their history very obscure. [L.L.] (Orders, Mendicant; Tertiaries.)
By Henry Percy Smith