In English ecclesiastical law, an inferior parish officer, who is chosen by the vestry, and whose business is to attend the vestry, to give notice of its meetings, to execute its orders, to attend upon inquests, and to assist the constables.
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  • Beadle — Beadle, sometimes spelled bedel is derived from the Latin bidellus or bedellus, rooted in words for herald. The term moved into Old English as a title given to a Saxon officer who summoned householders to council.Religious beadlesIn England, the… …   Wikipedia

  • BEADLE (G. W.) — BEADLE GEORGE WELLS (1903 1989) Après avoir obtenu son doctorat de génétique, en 1931, à l’université Cornell d’Ithaca (N.Y.), Beadle entra au laboratoire de Thomas Hunt Morgan au California Institute of Technology, où il effectua de nouveaux… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Beadle — Bea dle, n. [OE. bedel, bidel, budel, OF. bedel, F. bedeau, fr. OHG. butil, putil, G. b[ u]ttel, fr. OHG. biotan, G. bieten, to bid, confused with AS. bydel, the same word as OHG. butil. See. {Bid}, v.] 1. A messenger or crier of a court; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Beadle —   [biːdl], George Wells, amerikanischer Biologe, * Wahoo (Nebraska) 22. 10. 1903, ✝ Pomona (Calif.) 9. 6. 1989; war seit 1937 Professor in Palo Alto, Pasadena (Calif.), zuletzt in Chicago; erhielt für seine Arbeiten über die beim Aufbau der… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • beadle — (n.) O.E. bydel herald, messenger from an authority, preacher, from beodan to proclaim (see BID (Cf. bid)). Sense of warrant officer, tipstaff was in late Old English; that of petty parish officer, which has given the job a bad reputation, is… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Beadle — (izg. bídl), Georg Wells (1903 1989) DEFINICIJA američki genetičar, jedan od osnivača biokemijske genetike, Nobelova nagrada za medicinu 1958 (s J. Lederbergom) …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • beadle — ► NOUN Brit. 1) a ceremonial officer of a church, college, etc. 2) historical a parish officer dealing with petty offenders. ORIGIN Old English, «a person who makes a proclamation» …   English terms dictionary

  • beadle — [bēd′ l] n. [ME bidel (< OE bydel, akin to beodan, to BID1, order), bedel < OFr bedel < Frank * bidal, akin to OE form] 1. Historical a minor parish officer in the Church of England, who kept order in church 2. Obs. a messenger of a law… …   English World dictionary

  • Beadle — George W. Beadle George Wells Beadle (* 22. Oktober 1903 in Wahoo, Nebraska; † 9. Juni 1989 in Pomona, Kalifornien) war ein US amerikanischer Biologe, der sich vorrangig mit Genetik beschäftigte. Er erhielt gemeinsam mit Edward Lawrie Tatum im… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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