- the office, jurisdiction, district, or residence of an ecclesiastical dean.
Origin of deanery
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Examples from the Web for deanery
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.
There's somebody's eyes peering at me over the deanery blinds.
The garden intervened between them and the deanery, and they could not be heard.
But the going and coming were so fixed that the two men met at the deanery.Is He Popenjoy?
- the office or residence of dean
- the group of parishes presided over by a rural dean
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