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bedel

bedell

noun
  1. archaic spellings of beadle (def. 4)
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Examples from the Web for bedel

Historical Examples

  • He defied the bedel who was sent to arrest him when he refused to go.

    Oxford and its Story

    Cecil Headlam

  • The office of bedel was, of course, not confined to the Universities.

  • Each receives a copy of the New Testament from the Bedel, on which to take his oath.

  • For bedel or bedell is an obsolete form of beadle retained in the ancient corporations of Oxford and Cambridge.

    Cambridge

    Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker

  • Thus a guild order in 1389 runs: the alderman ssal sende forthe the bedel to alle the bretheren and the systeren.

    Cambridge

    Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker


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