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rural dean

noun
1.
a cleric ranking just below an archdeacon, in charge of an archdeaconry.
Origin of rural dean
late Middle English
1400-1450
late Middle English word dating back to 1400-50
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rural dean

noun
1.
(mainly Brit) a clergyman having authority over a group of parishes
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