BEDEL - Black's Law Dictionary

What is BEDEL? Definition of BEDEL in Black's Law Dictionary - Legal dictionary - Glossary of legal terms.

In English law. A crier or messenger of court, who summons men to appear and answer thvrein. Cowell. A herald to make public proc- lamations. Cent. Dict.

An officer of the forest, similar to a sheriff's special bailiff. Cowell.

A collector of rents for the king. Plowd. 199, 200.

An inferior officer in a parish or liberty, or in an institution, such as the Blue Coat School in London.

A subordinate officer of a university who walked with a mace before one of the officers on ceremonial occasions and performed other minor duties ordinarily. See Beadle.

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