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dean·er·y

 (dē′nə-rē)
n. pl. dean·er·ies
The office, jurisdiction, or official residence of an ecclesiastical dean.

deanery

(ˈdiːnərɪ)
n, pl -eries
1. (Education) the office or residence of dean
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the office or residence of dean
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the group of parishes presided over by a rural dean

dean•er•y

(ˈdi nə ri)

n., pl. -er•ies.
the office, jurisdiction, or residence of an ecclesiastical dean.
[1250–1300]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.deanery - the official residence of a deandeanery - the official residence of a dean  
residence - the official house or establishment of an important person (as a sovereign or president); "he refused to live in the governor's residence"
2.deanery - the position or office of a dean
berth, billet, post, situation, position, office, place, spot - a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"
Translations

deanery

n
Dekanat nt
(Eccl: = house) → Dekanei f

deanery

[ˈdiːnərɪ] n (Rel) → decanato
References in classic literature ?
He was a priest, austere, grave, morose; one charged with souls; monsieur the archdeacon of Josas, the bishop's second acolyte, having charge of the two deaneries of Montlhéry, and Châteaufort, and one hundred and seventy-four country curacies.
He thought religion was a very excellent thing, and Aristotle a great authority, and deaneries and prebends useful institutions, and Great Britain the providential bulwark of Protestantism, and faith in the unseen a great support to afflicted minds; he believed in all these things, as a Swiss hotel-keeper believes in the beauty of the scenery around him, and in the pleasure it gives to artistic visitors.
The middle-grade doctors were recruited in India during an overseas recruitment drive in May by a group of UK Deaneries, including the Wales Deanery.
Fr Zielinski, head of the deanery covering most of the Tyne Valley, has produced a list of concerning scenarios potentially faced by the church, alongside changes proposed for the other 17 deaneries also on the table at the debate.
A key part of our longer-term approach is to work with the Wales and Mersey Deaneries and university medical schools to provide good training opportunities for junior doctors in North Wales, and to then encourage them to apply for jobs in the region.
His pastoral area will include six deaneries in Birmingham and Worcestershire.