|1.||(formerly, in the Church of England) a minor parish official who acted as an usher and kept order|
|2.||(in Scotland) a church official attending on the minister|
|3.||Judaism See also shammes a synagogue attendant|
|4.||an official in certain British universities and other institutions|
|[Old English bydel; related to Old High German butil bailiff]|
Beadle Bea·dle (bēd'l), George Wells. 1903-1989.
American biologist. He shared a 1958 Nobel Prize for discovering how genes transmit hereditary characteristics.