bedel

noun

be·​del
bəˈdel,
be-
variants or bedell
bəˈdel,
be-
plural -s
: an English university officer who walks at the head of processions of officers and students
usually spelled bedel at Oxford, bedell at Cambridge

Word History

Etymology

Middle English bedel

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“Bedel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bedel. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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