American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The office, jurisdiction, or official residence of an ecclesiastical dean.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The office or the revenue of a dean.
- n. The house of a dean.
- n. The jurisdiction of a dean.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The office or the revenue of a dean. See the Note under benefice, n., 3.
- n. The residence of a dean.
- n. The territorial jurisdiction of a dean.
- n. the official residence of a dean
- n. the position or office of a dean
“As we cross the square to the north-eastern side of the church, we pass another gateway, which leads into the deanery, which is a fine specimen of architecture, and bears the monogram of its builder, viz. -- the letter R. a kirk, and a tun, [R. Kirkton] and we then enter at once into the”
“In this diocese the cantonal districts do not bear their geographical names, as in all other dioceses, but the name of a saint which becomes the patron of the deanery: the Vichy deanery, for instance, is called the deanery of St-Raphael.”
“Stay with us a month, my dear," said Lady Fawn, "just to let people know that we are friends, and after that the deanery will be the best home for you.”
““just to let people know that we are friends, and after that the deanery will be the best home for you.””
“The Christian feminist recognises that the Resolution C parish down the road has a better programme for community regeneration than any other in the deanery.”
“I'm being mean – the atmosphere and outlook on to the deanery and a walled garden are peaceful.”
“Absurdity can include a disco ball in the deanery.”
“The letter was written in a firm, strong masculine hand; the printed address was a Midlands deanery.”
“HI, I did not see you on channel four news when it aired but did see you on EWTN the other evening interviewing a woman from the Association of Catholic Women, did not get her name as I tuned in half way but from that have ordered 400 of the laminated ID cards for catholic patients going into hospital will distribute them in the deanery.”
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