beadroll

noun
bead·roll | \ˈbēd-ˌrōl \

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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