Bedel

(redirected from bedels)
Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia.
Related to bedels: Pedell

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.

References in periodicals archive ?
Using the title Esquire Bedel, he will wear white gloves and full university dress.
He said: "I was extremely honoured to be given such a position of authority, as the Esquire Bedel is essential to the success of any official university ceremony.