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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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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perhaps from battle entry 5

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