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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"
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n (Eccl, Univ) → Dekanat nt
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In 1713 he received the unwelcome gift of the deanship of St.
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The UoB Admission and Registration Deanship announced that more than 9000 students applied to join the first academic programs (Bachelor and Associate Diploma).
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AL Kinani said the student's affairs deanship has determined to develop the proposal into a political agreement for solving all disputed issues in the University.
Faisal al-Mohannadi, senior student engagement supervisor, HBKU, met Dr Ali al-Namy, dean of student affairs, and Salman al-Anzi, assistant dean for student services, at the Deanship of Student Affairs at Kuwait University.
Faisal al Mohannadi, senior student engagement supervisor, met with Dr Ali al Namy, dean of student affairs and Salman al Anzi, assistant dean for student services, at the Deanship of Student Affairs at Kuwait University.
activities of the Deanship of Students' Affairs, which is the field of
"With regard to what is circulating on Twitter pertaining to the subject of nutrition at the university, following a meeting with students, the Deanship of Student Affairs has presented proposals to the company contracted to provide food at the university student complex and is currently working to follow up on the matter."
He added that the CARIRS coordinated with the Deanship of Admission and Registration of (KU) to register these students through conducting meetings and delegated a number of his employees to attend while submitting registration's applications.
The Bahrain University Deanship of Graduate Studies and Scientific Research signed a research agreement with the UK-based British Council.