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doy·en

 (doi-ĕn′, doi′ən, dwä-yăN′)
n.
A man who is the eldest or senior member of a group.

[Probably French, from Old French doien, from Late Latin decānus, chief of ten; see dean.]
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doyen

(ˈdɔɪən; French dway)
n
the senior member of a group, profession, or society
[C17: from French, from Late Latin decānus leader of a group of ten; see dean]
doyenne fem n
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doy•en

(dɔɪˈɛn, ˈdɔɪ ən; Fr. dwaˈyɛ̃)

n., pl. doy•ens (dɔɪˈɛnz, ˈdɔɪ ɛnz; Fr. dwaˈyɛ̃)
the senior member, as in age or experience, of a group, profession, etc.
[1665–75; < French; Old French deien < Latin decānus dean]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.doyen - a man who is the senior member of a groupdoyen - a man who is the senior member of a group; "he is the dean of foreign correspondents"
elder, senior - a person who is older than you are
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Translations
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doyen

[ˈdɔɪən] Ndecano m
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doyen

[ˈdɔɪən ˈdɔɪɛn] n (= respected figure) → doyen m
the doyen of → le doyen de
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doyen

nNestor m; (of diplomatic corps)Doyen m
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doyen

[ˈdɔɪən] n the doyen of (frm) → il decano di
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References in classic literature ?
Raffles regarded me with that tantalizing smile of his which might mean nothing, yet which often meant so much; and in a flash I was convinced that our most jealous enemy and dangerous rival, the doyen of an older school, had paid him yet another visit.
Old Doyen, the sculptor, was the first to approach them.
Doyens went off the road, struck a tree and rolled over, the sheriff's office said.
Khartoum ,24 Mars (SUNA) - Le Conseil des doyens de l'Universite de Khartoum a decide , lors de sa reunion d'urgence preside le recteur de l'universite le professeur Siddiq Hayati, a decide de reprendre l'etude a l'universite, le dimanche 30 Mars courant a chacun les facultes des sciences, de l'education, medecine, medecine dentaire, de laboratoires, Sciences de soins infirmiers, sciences mathematiques, de l'ingenierie, archeologie, sciences de l'administration, a l'exception de cinq facultes.
Prendront part au lancement de cette campagne le president de l'Universite Mohammed V-Souissi, Radouane Mrabet, les doyens, les vices-doyens, les secretaires generaux, les professeurs, le personnel administratif des etablissements relevant de l'UM5S et les etudiants, ajoute-t-on de meme source.