A poor guy, supported in a beadhouse, and required to pray for the heart of its founder; an almsman.
A man used in praying; specially, a person who prays for the next.
In The united kingdomt, a person whom resides in a beadhouse or almshouse, or is supported from the funds.
Formerly, in Scotland, a public almsman; a person who obtained alms from master, and had been expected inturn to pray when it comes to royal welfare hence of the condition; a privileged or certified beggar. In this good sense generally spelled bedesman.
an individual who is paid to pray when it comes to heart of another