Beadsman Beads"man, Bedesman Bedes"man, n.; pl. {-men}. A poor man, supported in a beadhouse, and required to pray for the soul of its founder; an almsman. [1913 Webster]

Whereby ye shall bind me to be your poor beadsman for ever unto Almighty God. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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