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archaic spellings of beadle (sense 4)
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  • 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
  • On the tenth day, therefore, Wenamon retraced his steps to the palace, and addressed himself once more to bedel.

    The Treasury of Ancient Egypt Arthur E. P. B. Weigall
  • Mention has been made of John Came, who for many years held the office of bedel.

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