noun, plural doy·ens [doi-enz, doi-enz; French dwa-yan]. /dɔɪˈɛnz, ˈdɔɪ ɛnz; French dwaˈyɛ̃/.
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It is therefore the doyen par excellence, and its rules and orders as carried out in its early days are original and entertaining.Yachting Vol. 2|Various.
The senior member or doyen of a society is often called the father.
François Verbeek became master workman in 1531, and finally doyen of the craft.Vanished towers and chimes of Flanders|George Wharton Edwards
There were many duties that fell to the village elder (doyen), especially in troubled times.Joan of Arc|Lucy Foster Madison
And he held out the fish and Kenneth found himself face to face with the Doyen Carp.The Magic World|Edith Nesbit