Nuffic Glossary

The Nuffic Glossary is a list with explanations of terms used in Dutch education.

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beadle

This is the traditional officer in charge of protocol at ceremonial academic occasions, for example the diploma presentation ceremony known as a promotie and the inaugural speech of a new professor, known as an oratie. 'Bedel' and 'bedell' are older versions of the English word 'beadle', which is already quite esoteric.