Dean and chapter


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the legal corporation and governing body of a cathedral. It consists of the dean, who is chief, and his canons or prebendaries.
- Shipley.

See also: Dean

References in classic literature ?
I wonder if the Dean and Chapter knew that he was a Radical when they elected him," another observed bitterly.
Paul's, or what you would feel if you touched its walls; it is further connected with what other people see and feel, with services and the Dean and Chapter and Sir Christopher Wren.
Miss Monflathers, however, rebuked this enthusiasm, and took occasion to reprove Mrs Jarley for not keeping her collection more select: observing that His Lordship had held certain opinions quite incompatible with wax-work honours, and adding something about a Dean and Chapter, which Mrs Jarley did not understand.