bedesman


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bedesman

(ˈbiːdzmən)
n, pl -men
(Ecclesiastical Terms) a variant spelling of beadsman
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Noun1.bedesman - a person who is paid to pray for the soul of another
supplicant, prayer - someone who prays to God
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Joan Bayne had been a lady Bedesman at Durham Cathedral for three years when she died suddenly this autumn.
Julie said: "Joan helped me learn the ropes when I first started as a volunteer lady Bedesman and she was such a lovely lady, I loved working with her.
The Bedesman and the Hodbearer: The Epistolary Friendship of Francis James Child and William Walker.