Bedesman
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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  • Bedesman — Bedes man, n. Same as {Beadsman}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bedesman — [bēdz′mən] n. pl. bedesmen [bēdz′mən] BEADSMAN * * * …   Universalium

  • bedesman — [bēdz′mən] n. pl. bedesmen [bēdz′mən] BEADSMAN …   English World dictionary

  • bedesman — /ˈbidzmən/ (say beedzmuhn) noun (plural bedesmen) → beadsman. –bedeswoman /ˈbidzwʊmən/ (say beedzwoomuhn), noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • bedesman —   n. monk; pensioner or almshouse inmate who prays for benefactor …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • bedesman — noun a person who is paid to pray for the soul of another • Syn: ↑beadsman • Hypernyms: ↑prayer, ↑supplicant * * * or bedeman variant of beadsman * * * bedesˈman …   Useful english dictionary

  • Beadsman — Bedesman, or beadsman (Med. Eng. bede, prayer, fromO. Eng. biddan, to pray; literally a man of prayer ) was generallya pensioner or almsman whose duty it was to pray for his benefactor.In Scotland there were public almsmen supported bythe king… …   Wikipedia

  • Bede — • The old English word bede (Anglo Saxon bed) means a prayer, though the derivative form, gebed, was more common in this sense in Anglo Saxon literature Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Bede     Bede …   Catholic encyclopedia

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