browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
bedesman

more about bedesman

bedesman


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bedesman  \Bedes"man\,  n. 
  Same  as  {Beadsman}.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Beadsman  \Beads"man\,  Bedesman  \Bedes"man\,  n.;  pl  {-men}. 
  A  poor  man,  supported  in  a  beadhouse,  and  required  to  pray 
  for  the  soul  of  its  founder;  an  almsman. 
 
  Whereby  ye  shall  bind  me  to  be  your  poor  beadsman  for 
  ever  unto  Almighty  God.  --Fuller. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bedesman 
  n  :  a  person  who  is  paid  to  pray  for  the  soul  of  another  [syn:  {beadsman}] 




more about bedesman