noun, plural beads·men.Archaic.
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What can be better touched than the figures of the beadsman and the old nurse Angela?Life of John Keats|Sidney Colvin
A beadsman was an inmate of an almshouse who was bound to pray for the founders of the house.English Narrative Poems|Various
"Only Carey, the wandering beadsman of Pittenweem," replied the son.
Henry followed the beadsman, who hurried on towards Falconcleugh.
A beadsman, it is scarcely requisite to remark, is an individual who is bound to pray for the person by whom he is supported.The Privy Purse Expenses of King Henry VIII from November MDXXIX, to December MDXXXII|Nicholas Harris Nicolas