Complete Definition of "dean"

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See also: Dean, deán
English

Pronunciation
dÄn, /diËn/, /<tt>di:n</tt>/
:Rhymes:English:-iËn|Rhymes: -iËn
:Homophones: dene

Noun
dean (plural deans)

  1. a senior official in a college or university, who may be in charge of a division or faculty (for example, the dean of science) or have some other advisory or disciplinary function (for example, the dean of students)
  2. a dignitary or preside|presiding officer in certain church bodies, especially an ecclesiastical dignitary, subordinate to a bishop, in charge of a chapter of canon
  3. the senior member of some group of people

#*dean of the diplomatic corps - a country's most senior ambassador
#*dean of the House - the longest-serving member of a legislature

Related terms
decanal

Derived terms
dean and chapter

Translations
trans-top|senior official in college or university
Dutch: decaan m, italbrac|rare deken m
German: Dekan m, Dekanin f
trans-mid
Polish: dziekan
Spanish: deán m
trans-bottom

trans-top|church dignitary
Dutch: deken m
trans-mid
Italian: decano m
trans-bottom

trans-top|senior member of a group
Dutch: deken m
French: doyen, doyenne f
trans-mid
Italian: decano m
trans-bottom

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