battel

1 of 2

noun

bat·​tel
ˈbatᵊl,
-atᵊl
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

battel

2 of 2

intransitive verb

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

Word History

Etymology

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 28 Feb. 2024.

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