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BEDEL, Eng. law. A cryer or messenger of a court, who cites men to appear and answer. There are also inferior officers of a parish or liberty who bear this name.

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The selections gave some idea of the range of her work, thanks to the retentive memories of two of her former dancers, Jean Bedells and Pamela May.