beadle

noun bea·dle \ ˈbē-dᵊl \

Definition of beadle

: a minor parish official whose duties include ushering and preserving order at services and sometimes civil functions

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Origin and Etymology of beadle

Middle English bedel messenger, from Old English bydel; akin to Old High German butil bailiff, Old English bēodan to command — more at bid


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