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battel

noun bat·tel \ ˈbatᵊl , -atᵊl \

Definition of battel

plural -s
: 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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Origin and Etymology of battel

perhaps from 5battle


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battel

intransitive verb \ " \

Definition of battel

-ed/-ing/-s
: to have an account with or to be supplied with provisions from a college kitchen or buttery at Oxford University

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