from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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.

from The 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.

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

  • n. the official residence of a dean
  • n. the position or office of a dean


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  • 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

  • “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".


  • 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 letter was written in a firm, strong masculine hand; the printed address was a Midlands deanery.

    She Closed Her Eyes

  • 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.

    To those sending hate-mail to this blog...


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