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

“There go some windows into their battels,” said Mr. Bielby.
The Mark Of Cain Andrew Lang

The rest of the day was spent in seeing about battels and getting into the new ways.
Johnny Ludlow, Fifth Series Mrs. Henry Wood

This, indeed, is proved sufficiently by the average amount of the battels.
The Collected Writing of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. II Thomas De Quincey

Will it be believed that the battels (bills) in College are connected with this word?
My Autobiography F. Max Mller

The French king also ordered his battels with the aduise of his capteins.
Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland (3 of 6): England (3 of 9) Raphael Holinshed

On one awful day the second master announced to me that my battels would be stopped.
An Autobiography Anthony Trollope

plural noun
(at some universities) the account of a member of a college for board, provisions, and other college expenses


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