Beclepe meaning

(obsolete) To complain against; indict; accuse.
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(obsolete) To call upon; address; accost.
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(obsolete) To address as; call; name.
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(obsolete) To summon to a higher court; appeal.
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(obsolete) To appeal against; object to; disapprove.
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Origin of beclepe

  • From Middle English beclepen, bicleopien, from Old English beclipian, becleopian (“to accuse, summon, challenge, sue at law”), equivalent to be- +‎ clepe.

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