Aquabagelus


Aquabagelus
[aquebachelus]. Lit. 'carrier of holy water'. Students, ever short of funds, supported themselves by alms given for carrying holy water to the houses of parishioners. The practice was approved by Church authorities; indeed, the archbishop of Canterbury, Simon Sudbury, called it a 'laudable custom' in 1393.

Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases. .


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