- a variant spelling of beadsman
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Examples from the Web for bedesman
Then he came out, and made his way to old Jenkins the bedesman.The Channings
Mrs. Henry Wood
Bedesman, one who says prayers for another, humble servant; III.Arden of Feversham
Life's sweet to us a', an' it's unco hard to leave our master's bedesman just to be sacrificed.
I never knew of a bedesman who behaved so gallantly, nor have I seen a knight behave better.
A medieval underling writing to his superior often signs himself "your servant and bedesman."The Romance of Names