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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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Using the title Esquire Bedel, he will wear white gloves and full university dress.
35) The few Christ Church bedels rolls for Godmersham in the post-Black Death period do not contain any reference to revenues received from the market, although they do mention around 3s.
The bedels were charged with keeping order, making lists of offenders, and enforcing punishments and fines.