Battel



an account with or terminal bill from a college of Oxford University for board, kitchen, and buttery expenses.
battels, expenses, bills, and accounts of a student at Oxford, including those for clothing, books, and personal expenses as well as for tuition, lodging, and food.
to have an account with or to be supplied with food and drink from a college kitchen or buttery at Oxford University.
Historical Examples

One of the most remarkable wagers of battel occurred in 1817.
Legal Lore Various

It is that he may have speech with you, alone, in the castle of battel this night.
The Outlaw of Torn Edgar Rice Burroughs

All else are extras, and are included in “sizings” in Cambridge; in Oxford the term is “to battel.”
Nuts to crack; or Quips, quirks, anecdote and facete of Oxford and Cambridge Scholars Richard Gooch

When this battel was ended, the king wanted of all his numbers but thrée hundred, which were slaine at that conflict.
Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland (3 of 6): England (7 of 9) Raphael Holinshed

This fight did last from breake of day, Till setting of the sun; For when they rang the evening-bell, The battel scarce was done.
A Book of Ballads, Volume 3 Various

For if they be not almost sure to win the battel, they had rather not fight, than run any hazzard of loosing it.
An Historical Relation Of The Island Ceylon In The East Indies Robert Knox

The ordering of their battel is with great security, there being very few lost in Fight.
An Historical Relation Of The Island Ceylon In The East Indies Robert Knox

No names are believed to be in this “battel Roll,” which are not fully entitled to the distinction.
William Blake Algernon Charles Swinburne

Legal arguments followed, and the trial by battel was eventually postponed indefinitely.
Legal Lore Various

This truth is extremely obvious in the old black-letter lawbooks on the subject of “trial by battel.”
Democracy In America, Volume 2 (of 2) Alexis de Toqueville

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