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deanery

[dee-nuh-ree] /ˈdi nə ri/
noun, plural deaneries.
1.
the office, jurisdiction, district, or residence of an ecclesiastical dean.
Origin of deanery
1250-1300
First recorded in 1250-1300, deanery is from the Middle English word denerie. See dean1, -ery
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  • He is to sup at the deanery to-morrow, and I am to be in waiting to see him.

    The Armourer's Prentices Charlotte M. Yonge
  • "He might have wanted me to take a errand round to the deanery," soliloquized he.

    The Channings Mrs. Henry Wood
  • The garden intervened between them and the deanery, and they could not be heard.

    The Channings Mrs. Henry Wood
  • There's somebody's eyes peering at me over the deanery blinds.

    The Channings Mrs. Henry Wood
  • But the going and coming were so fixed that the two men met at the deanery.

    Is He Popenjoy?

    Anthony Trollope
  • That had been his intention, at least till he saw Lord George at the deanery.

    Is He Popenjoy?

    Anthony Trollope
  • It was rumoured in Brotherton, and the rumour reached the deanery.

    Is He Popenjoy?

    Anthony Trollope
  • Were not these circumstances which ought to have made the deanery a convenience to him?

    Is He Popenjoy?

    Anthony Trollope
  • Let it be accorded to him that he had done that, and then perhaps he might visit the deanery.

    Is He Popenjoy?

    Anthony Trollope
  • Yes,—I can call at the deanery; but I shouldn't know what to say when I got there.

    Is He Popenjoy?

    Anthony Trollope
British Dictionary definitions for deanery

deanery

/ˈdiːnərɪ/
noun (pl) -eries
1.
the office or residence of dean
2.
the group of parishes presided over by a rural dean
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