beadroll

noun

bead·​roll ˈbēd-ˌrōl How to pronounce beadroll (audio)
1
: a list of names : catalog
2
: rosary

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1504, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of beadroll was in 1504

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Cite this Entry

“Beadroll.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beadroll. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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