Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The office, jurisdiction, or official residence of an ecclesiastical dean.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The office or the revenue of a dean.
  • noun The house of a dean.
  • noun The jurisdiction of a dean.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The office or the revenue of a dean. See the Note under benefice, n., 3.
  • noun The residence of a dean.
  • noun The territorial jurisdiction of a dean.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The position held by a dean.
  • noun The house in which a dean lives.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the official residence of a dean
  • noun the position or office of a dean

Etymologies

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Examples

  • 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

    The New Guide to Peterborough Cathedral

  • 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.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • "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."

    The Eustace Diamonds

  • "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."

    The Eustace Diamonds

  • “just to let people know that we are friends, and after that the deanery will be the best home for you.”

    The Eustace Diamonds

  • • Did not acknowledge support for the old system from the GP training "deanery".

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  • 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.

    Archbishop's Presidential Address

  • I'm being mean – the atmosphere and outlook on to the deanery and a walled garden are peaceful.

    Hotel review | George Bell House, Chichester

  • Absurdity can include a disco ball in the deanery.

    Irish Blogs

  • 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.

    The Archbishop's Presidential Address

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