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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The pedel then led us back into the chapel where there are more scripted lines to follow, including a 'Laudatio' or a commendation (actually 'praise').
The German name Peddeln, Peddel, Sayershof, Seiershof, is found in a number of documents, as well as the Latvian one, Pedele or Pedeles muiza.
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