Origin: ME bidel (< OE bydel, akin to beodan, to bid, order), bedel < OFr bedel < Frank *bidal, akin to OE form
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Origin: Middle English bedel, herald (from Old English bydel)
Origin: and from Old French bedel (from Medieval Latin bedellus, from Old High German butil; see bheudh- in Indo-European roots).
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