bedel (s.xii)

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bedel (s.xii)

[ FEW: 15/i,102b *bidil; Gdf: 1,608b bedel; GdfC: 8,311b bedel; TL: 1,895 bedel; DEAF:  bedel; DMF:  bedeau; TLF:  bedeau; OED:  beadle n.; MED:  bidel n.; DMLBS: 189a bedellus ]
bedale,  bedell,  bedelle,  bedil;  bodel; 
pl. bedaus,  bedels,  bedelez,  bedeus,  bedeux  

s.

1occupationtitlebeadle, bailiff, etc. (a minor officer of justice)
( s.xii )  Si le prudome dit que il n’i fud pas sumuns, ço deit l’om saveir par la bedel de la guarde  ii 50
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiii2/4 )  Tuz ses pruvoz e ses bedeaus, Ki de la cité guardeins furent  196
( MS: s.xiii2 )  angarius -rii: bedel  i 379
( 1278-79 )  la chartre dit ke nul forester ne bedel ne face escotale  126
( MS: s.xiiiex )  apparitor: bedel  ii 56.82
( 1321 )  comanda qe checun deseine (=dozen, jury) demura [...] en une chambre par sei et que viconte ne bailli (var. bedel) ne nul autre les aprochat  Ed II xxvi 27
occupationbailiff, agent, steward (acting for a lord on his estate)
( c.1245; MS: c.1255 )  Puis en fu custume surse E coillette en real burse De bedeus cuveitus [...]  930
( c.1270; MS: s.xiv1/3 )  E il (=bailiff) deit defendre ke nul provost, ne nul bedel, ne nul hayward [...] ne chivauchent [...] lez chivas charetteres  270.c25
beadle (serving one of the craft companies)
( 1398-99 )  Item, pur les fés del bedelle .ij. s. .vj. d.  22-23 Rich II
porter, door-keeper
( 1417-73 )  Item, J.W. bedyll, [...] et si la seisin fuist fait as terme des ans ou en fee simple [...]  149r
herald, crier
( 1214-16 )  (St Gregory preached Christian doctrines) haut e clerment Com evangelien bedel  1259
( MS: s.xiii/xiv )  precones: (D) bedeus, bedel  ii 130
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