Meaning of beadle

bea•dle

Pronunciation: (bēd'l), [key]
  1. a parish officer having various subordinate duties, as keeping order during services, waiting on the rector, etc.
  2. sexton (def. 2).

Bea•dle

Pronunciation: (bēd'l), [key]
  1. born 1903, U.S. biologist and educator: Nobel prize for medicine 1958.
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