[ beed-l-duh m ]
/ ˈbid l dəm /
a stupid or officious display or exercise of authority, as by petty officials.
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Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
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Example sentences from the Web for beadledom
And then Beadledom seemed crazed, and, joined with the many ale-bibbers, were turned out to do good service in the show.The Adventures of My Cousin Smooth|Timothy Templeton
British Dictionary definitions for beadledom
/ (ˈbiːdəldəm) /
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