The office of bedel was, of course, not confined to the Universities.
He defied the bedel who was sent to arrest him when he refused to go.
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.
Thus a guild order in 1389 runs: the alderman ssal sende forthe the bedel to alle the bretheren and the systeren.
On the tenth day, therefore, Wenamon retraced his steps to the palace, and addressed himself once more to bedel.
Mention has been made of John Came, who for many years held the office of bedel.