beadroll

noun
bead·​roll | \ ˈbēd-ˌrōl How to pronounce beadroll (audio) \

Definition of beadroll

1 : a list of names : catalog
2 : rosary

First Known Use of beadroll

1504, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for beadroll

from the reading in church of a list of names of persons for whom prayers are to be said

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The first known use of beadroll was in 1504

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“Beadroll.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beadroll. Accessed 13 May. 2021.

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