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Meaning of BEADSMAN

Pronunciation:  'beedzmun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a person who is paid to pray for the soul of another
 

BEADSMAN is a 8 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: bedesman
 
 See Also: prayer, supplicant

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Beads"man\, Bedesman \Bedes"man\, n.; pl. {-men}.
A poor man, supported in a beadhouse, and required to pray
for the soul of its founder; an almsman.

      Whereby ye shall bind me to be your poor beadsman for
      ever unto Almighty God.                  --Fuller.

 

 

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