a minor parish official who serves a ceremonial function
Beadle, George Beadle, George Wells Beadle(noun)
United States biologist who discovered how hereditary characteristics are transmitted by genes (1903-1989)
a parish constable, a uniformed minor (lay) official, who ushers and keeps order
an attendant to the minister
a warrant officer
Origin: From bedel, from bydel, from budilaz, from beudanan, from bʰewdʰ-. Akin to butil, (whence Büttel), beodan. More at bid.
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
an officer in a university, who precedes public processions of officers and students
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
Beadle, sometimes spelled "bedel," is a lay official of a church or synagogue who may usher, keep order, make reports, and assist in religious functions; or a minor official who carries out various civil, educational, or ceremonial duties. The term has Franco-English pre-renaissance origins, derived from the Vulgar Latin "bidellus" or "bedellus", rooted in words for "herald". It moved into Old English as a title given to an Anglo-Saxon officer who summoned householders to council.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
bēd′l, n. a mace-bearer (esp. of the 'bedels' or 'bedells,' official attendants of the Oxford and Cambridge vice-chancellors): a petty officer of a church, college, parish, &c.: a parish officer with the power of punishing petty offenders: in Scotland, used of the 'church-officer' attending on the clergyman: (obs.) a messenger or crier of a court.—ns. Bead′ledom, Bead′lehood, stupid officiousness; Bead&primprime;leship, Bed′elship, the office of beadle or bedel. [A.S. bydel—béodan, to proclaim, to bid.]
The numerical value of beadle in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of beadle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2