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bedesman

noun plural -men
  1. a variant spelling of beadsman
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Historical Examples

  • 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.

  • 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

    Ernest Weekley