Definition of Beadsman

1. Noun. A person who is paid to pray for the soul of another.

Exact synonyms: Bedesman
Generic synonyms: Prayer, Supplicant



Definition of Beadsman

1. n. A poor man, supported in a beadhouse, and required to pray for the soul of its founder; an almsman.

Definition of Beadsman

1. one who prays for another [n BEADSMEN]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Beadsman

beadings
beadledom
beadledoms
beadleries
beadlery
beadles
beadleship
beadless
beadlike
beadman
beadmen
beadroll
beadrolls
beads
beadsman (current term)
beadsmen
beadsnake
beadsnakes
beadswoman
beadwork
beadworks
beady
beady-eyed
beag
beagle
beagled
beaglepuss
beagler
beaglers

Literary usage of Beadsman

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The London Catalogue of Books Published in Great Britain: With Their Sizes by Thomas Hodgson (1851)
"Index of Hebrew Roots, 12mo 01 Key to the Hebrew Scriptures, post 8vo . . . .08 Protestant beadsman; Notices of Saints' Day«, ..."

2. An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language: To which is Prefixed, a by John Jamieson (1879)
"... "they being made to pray on, and beadsman." It cannot reasonably be supposed that the name was transferred from the small globes used by the Romanists, ..."

3. The District School Reader: Or, Exercises in Reading and Speaking; Designed by William Draper Swan (1845)
"... and to patience .... godliness ; and to godliness .... brotherly kindness ; and to brotherly kindness .... charity. The beadsman of ..."

4. The General Stud-book, Containing Pedigrees of Race Horses, &c. &c. from the (1893)
"... Bred by Mf T. ROBINSON, in 1886, grot by Touchet, he* data, Happiness, by Julius, ont of Happy Wife, by beadsman. 1891 ch. f. ..."

5. The Album edited by Francis Barry Boyle St. Leger (1823)
"... beadsman ; or, A Series of Biographical Notices, and Hymns, commemorating the Saints and Martyrs, whose Holidays are kept by the Church of England: to ..."

6. The Fireside Encyclopædia of Poetry: Comprising the Best Poems of the Most (1878)
"... The beadsman, after thousand aves told, For aye unsought-for slept among his ashes cold. JOHN KEATS. JOCK OF HAZELDEAN. " WHY weep ye by the tide, ..."

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