[ dee-nuh-ree ]
/ ˈdi nə ri /

noun, plural dean·er·ies.

the office, jurisdiction, district, or residence of an ecclesiastical dean.



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Origin of deanery

First recorded in 1250–1300, deanery is from the Middle English word denerie. See dean1, -ery Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for deanery

/ (ˈdiːnərɪ) /

noun plural -eries

the office or residence of dean
the group of parishes presided over by a rural dean
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