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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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American Hollis Gail Bedell presented her comprehensive thesis on the Norantea complex (Marcgraviaceae) in 1985, she unfortunately did not validate her new taxa therein (explicitly stated on page ii).
Sydney Bedells served as the bride's proxy and read Scripture.
Nicola Rogers, 31, a Cambridge languages graduate who works as an editor on the university's website, will become the first female esquire bedell in more than 700 years.
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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.