Betty_Pipetti (pipetti) wrote in 1word1day,

sorry the example is a noun used as a verb-- what's the term for that?


[bee-dull] –noun-

Parish official formerly employed in English churches to usher and keep order at services. entry for beadle

My friends enjoy the right to legally marry, and they wanted to include
their gay and lesbian friends, so they asked us to beadle at their wedding.

Online Etymology Dictionary entry for beadle
O.E. bydel "herald, messenger from an authority," from beodan "to proclaim" (see bid). Sense of "warrant officer, tipstaff" was in late O.E.; that of "petty parish officer," which has given the job a bad reputation, is from 1594.

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