Official attached to an ecclesiastical court, whose duty was to bring to court those summoned by the archdeacon for offences against *canon law. By the time Chaucer wrote The Friar's Tale, they were regarded as snoops and blackmailers. The Latin for summoner is summonitor. -

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  • summoner — Beadle Bea dle, n. [OE. bedel, bidel, budel, OF. bedel, F. bedeau, fr. OHG. butil, putil, G. b[ u]ttel, fr. OHG. biotan, G. bieten, to bid, confused with AS. bydel, the same word as OHG. butil. See. {Bid}, v.] 1. A messenger or crier of a court;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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