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bedel

(ˈbiːdəl) or

bedell

n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) archaic spellings of beadle4
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This ancient role dates back to the 12th century, when six Esquire Bedels were in charge of keeping order at Oxford University.
shall take an Account of all Geneva Shops and night houses who suffer tipling in their houses after the Watch is set and shall give such Account in writing on the first Monday in every month to one of the Churchwardens for the time being in order to his laying the same before the next Vestry that it may be recommended to the Justices of the Peace to hinder the renewal of their Licenses and that the Bedels forthwith Acquaint the persons who suffer tipling in their houses in their respective wards with this order.
For the revenues from the market see Cathedral Archives and Library, Canterbury, bedels rolls' Westwell.