Definitions for: Beadsman


[n] a person who is paid to pray for the soul of another



Webster (1913) 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.

Synonyms: bedesman

See Also: prayer, supplicant

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