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a. An administrative officer in charge of a college, faculty, or division in a university.
b. An officer of a college or high school who counsels students and supervises the enforcement of rules.
2. Ecclesiastical The head of the chapter of canons governing a cathedral or collegiate church.
3. Roman Catholic Church A priest appointed to oversee a group of parishes within a diocese.
4. The senior member of a body or group: the dean of the Washington diplomatic corps.

[Middle English deen, from Old French deien, from Late Latin decānus, chief of ten, from decem, ten, or from Greek dekānos, chief of ten (from deka, ten); see dekm̥ in Indo-European roots.]

dean′ship′ n.
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Noun1.deanship - 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"


n (Eccl, Univ) → Dekanat nt
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