Pronunciation: (bat'l), [key]
—n., v., -teled, -tel•ing. Brit.
1. an account with or terminal bill from a college of Oxford University for board, kitchen, and buttery expenses.
2. battels,expenses, bills, and accounts of a student at Oxford, including those for clothing, books, and personal expenses as well as for tuition, lodging, and food.
to have an account with or to be supplied with food and drink from a college kitchen or buttery at Oxford University.
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