Bedel



noun
archaic spellings of beadle (sense 4)
Historical Examples

The office of bedel was, of course, not confined to the Universities.
The Customs of Old England F. J. Snell

He defied the bedel who was sent to arrest him when he refused to go.
Oxford and its Story Cecil Headlam

Each receives a copy of the New Testament from the bedel, on which to take his oath.
The Oxford Degree Ceremony Joseph Wells

For bedel or bedell is an obsolete form of beadle retained in the ancient corporations of Oxford and Cambridge.
Cambridge Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker

Thus a guild order in 1389 runs: the alderman ssal sende forthe the bedel to alle the bretheren and the systeren.
Cambridge Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker

On the tenth day, therefore, Wenamon retraced his steps to the palace, and addressed himself once more to bedel.
The Treasury of Ancient Egypt Arthur E. P. B. Weigall

Mention has been made of John Came, who for many years held the office of bedel.
The Customs of Old England F. J. Snell

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