bel-accoyle

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French bel (beautiful) + acoil (welcome).

Noun[edit]

bel-accoyle (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) A kind or favourable reception; friendly welcome. [15th-16th c.]
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, IV.6:
      But Glaucè, seeing all that chuanced there, / Well weeting how their errour to assoyle, / Full glad of so good end, to them drew nere, / And her salewd with seemely bel-accoyle […].