Definition of Battel

1. n. A single combat; as, trial by battel. See Wager of battel, under Wager.



2. n. Provisions ordered from the buttery; also, the charges for them; -- only in the pl., except when used adjectively.

3. v. i. To be supplied with provisions from the buttery.

4. v. t. To make fertile.

5. a. Fertile; fruitful; productive.

Definition of Battel

1. Adjective. (obsolete) fertile; fruitful; productive ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Battel

1. to have an account for kitchen provisions [v BATTELED or BATTELLED, BATTELING or BATTELLING, BATTELS]

Medical Definition of Battel

1. Provisions ordered from the buttery; also, the charges for them; only in the pl, except when used adjectively. To be supplied with provisions from the buttery. Fertile; fruitful; productive. "A battel soil for grain, for pasture good." (Fairfax) Origin: Of uncertain etymology. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Battel

battailous
battalia
battalias
battalion
battalioned
battalioning
battalions
battas
batteau
batteaux
batted
batted away
batted for both sides
batted in
batted out
battel (current term)
batteled
batteler
battelers
batteling
battell
battelled
battelles
battells
battels
battement
battements
batten
batten down

Literary usage of Battel

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1. The English Review (1851)
"To those who have visited, or may visit, the splendid remains of battel Abbey, ... But an original monkish history of battel Abbey, comprising an almost ..."

2. The History of the Civil Wars of France by Arrigo Caterino Davila, Charles Cotterell, William Aylesbury, Roger L'Estrange (1678)
"... of the end of the battel. The Infantry of the League remained untouched, ... even in the fury of the battel, enjoying the benefit of this remarkable ..."

3. The Church History of Britain: From the Birth of Jesus Christ Until the Year by Thomas Fuller, John Sherren Brewer (1845)
"Justly therefore have I dedicated these several copies of battel Abbey roll unto you: first, because I have received one of the most authentic of them from ..."

4. Publications by English Dialect Society (1850)
"... action by James were with himself, Lauzun, and the French infantry towards Slane, " where," says Story, "every one expected the main battel would be. ..."

5. A Collection of Old Ballads. Corrected from the Best and Most Ancient Copies by Ambrose Philips (1723)
"The battel of Agincourt, between the French and Engli/h. To the Tune of, Flying Fame. ... battel ..."

6. Essentials of the Law by Marshall Davis Ewell (1915)
"[Joinder of battel.] AND that such is his right, he is prepared to prove by the body of his freeman, Henry Broughton by name, who is present here in Court ..."

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