beadroll definition

  • noun:
    • A catalogue of men and women whoever souls are to be become prayed for.
    • A catalogue of brands; a pedigree, an extended respected series.
    • A catalogue of people, for the rest of whose souls a specific amount of prayers can be said or counted down on beads of a chaplet; ergo, a catalogue generally.
    • a listing of prayers; particularly, ahead of the Reformation, the menu of the individuals and objects that prayers were said, read out loud because of the preacher prior to the sermon.
    • Figuratively, any list or catalogue; an extended show.
    • A rosary.
    • In bookbinding, a brass roll with the advantage cut in dots or beads, found in gilding.
    • Also called bead-row.

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