It is therefore the doyen par excellence, and its rules and orders as carried out in its early days are original and entertaining.
doyen had scruples; but recommended Fragonard for the naughty business.
In the one, dated 1423, he is styled 'doyen' (senior inhabitant) of the village, which gave him rank next to the Mayor.
The details of this doyen club will be found in its proper place, p. 99 et seq.
It was a noble vintage, and the doyen grew eloquent over it.
The senior member or doyen of a society is often called the father.
General Schweinitz, as doyen, stepped well forward, and made a very low bow.
The room where doyen was working was close to the Hermitage.
The hostess took the escort of the eminent diplomatist who was the doyen of the party.
The Huntingdon was the doyen of London clubs; its titled members could 39 have filled a very large volume.