- an account with or terminal bill from a college of Oxford University for board, kitchen, and buttery expenses.
- 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.
verb (used without object), bat·teled, bat·tel·ing.
- to have an account with or to be supplied with food and drink from a college kitchen or buttery at Oxford University.
- (at some universities) the account of a member of a college for board, provisions, and other college expenses