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beadswoman

[beedz-woo m-uh n] /ˈbidzˌwʊm ən/
noun, plural beadswomen. Archaic.
1.
a woman who prays for another person as a duty, especially when paid.
2.
an almswoman.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; earlier bedes woman, replacing Middle English bedewoman; see bead, 's1, woman
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