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Definition of "beadsman" []

  • A poor man, supported in a beadhouse, and required to pray for the soul of its founder; an almsman. (noun)

Gnu Collaboartive International Dictionary of English: licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

Use "beadsman" in a sentence
  • "H (oward) ever since Monday sevennight, and not one single word have you received from your humble slave and beadsman ...."
  • "And so as your poor beadsman I take my leave of you."
  • "Wherefore I most lowly and heartily do desire your Highness to give me authority and order in writing from your Majesty or your Council, how to demean myself in this your Highness's service, whereby I shall be the more able to do the same, and also receive comfort and heart's ease to be your Highness's daily beadsman to God for persuasion of your most princely and sovereign estate long to endure to God's honour."
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