beadle

Part of speech: noun

A petty parish or university official; a crier or messenger of a court.

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Usage examples "beadle":

  1. 0 1 0 Beadle....................................... - "The Queen of Hearts", Wilkie Collins Last Updated: January 3, 2009.
  2. " Nature makes herself," answered the Red Beadle. - "Dreamers of the Ghetto", I. Zangwill.
  3. She then lived successively with Mrs. Lanneau and Mrs. Beadle, and lastly with Dr. and Mrs. De Forest. - "The Women of the Arabs", Henry Harris Jessup.