- (imp. & p. p.) of Beal
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Definition of: BEADLE
- (v.) A messenger or crier of a court; a servitor; one who cites or bids persons to appear and answer; -- called also an apparitor or summoner.
- (v.) An officer in a university, who precedes public processions of officers and students.
- (v.) An inferior parish officer in England having a variety of duties, as the preservation of order in church service, the chastisement of petty offenders, etc.