beadle

[n] - United States biologist who discovered how hereditary characteristics are transmitted by genes (1903-1989) 2. [n] - a minor parish official who serves as an usher and preserves order at services
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beadle

British official whose function has had many variations. In Saxon England, the beadle called householders to the moot (an assembly of freemen). After the Norman Conquest the beadle was an officer...
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Beadle

Bea'dle noun [ Middle English bedel , bidel , budel , Old French bedel , French bedeau , from Old High German butil , putil , German b├╝ttel , from Old High German biotan , German bieten , to bid, confused with Anglo-Saxon b...
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beadle

1. A messenger or crier of a court; a servitor; one who cites or bids persons to appear and answer; called also an apparitor or summoner. ... 2. An officer in a university, who precedes public processions of officers and students. ... In this sense the archaic spellings bedel (Oxford) and bedell (Cambridge) are preserved. ... 3. An inferior parish ...
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beadle

noun a minor parish official who serves as an usher and preserves order at services
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Beadle

George Wells Beadle noun United States biologist who discovered how hereditary characteristics are transmitted by genes (1903-1989)
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Beadle

• (v.) An inferior parish officer in England having a variety of duties, as the preservation of order in church service, the chastisement of petty offenders, etc. • (v.) A messenger or crier of a court; a servitor; one who cites or bids persons to appear and answer; -- called also an apparitor or summoner. • (v.) An officer in a univ...
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Beadle

Beadle is docker slang for a dock policeman.
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Beadle

Beadle is docker slang for a dock policeman.
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Beadle

A beadle was a British parish officer, chosen by the vestry, who acted as a messenger and servant, keeping order in church and punishing petty offenders. The name was also used for a person whose duty it was to bid or cite persons to appear to a summons.
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Beadle

Full time officials in the City of London with the responsibility for maintaining order during the day and organising the night watch in their ward of the city.
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Beadle

Manorial manager that collects seed at harvest for next year's crop.
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beadle

a minor parish official whose duties include ushering and preserving order at services and sometimes civil functions. Some parishes hired them to run the workhouse after the 1834 New Poor Law was passed as was the case with Bumble, the beadle in Oliver Twist.
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Beadle

Beadle, sometimes spelled `bedel,` is a lay official of a church or synagogue who may usher, keep order, make reports, and assist in religious functions; or a minor official who carries out various civil, educational, or ceremonial duties. The term has pre-Conquest origins in Old English, deriving from the Old English bydel (`herald, messenger ......
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BEADLE

a salaried official in London *wards with a number of duties including supervision of the *night watch
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beadle


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beadle


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beadle

church caretaker or usher; mace-bearing official of an institution
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