battel

noun
bat·​tel | \ ˈbatᵊl, -atᵊl \
plural -s

Definition of battel

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the account for college expenses at Oxford University specifically : the account for board and provisions supplied from the college kitchen usually used in plural Father would have the money put by for my first year's battels— Thomas Wood †1950
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-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of battel (Entry 2 of 2)

: to have an account with or to be supplied with provisions from a college kitchen or buttery at Oxford University

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Noun

perhaps from battle entry 5

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“Battel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/battel. Accessed 24 May. 2020.

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