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deanery

[dee-nuh-ree] /ˈdi nə ri/
noun, plural deaneries.
1.
the office, jurisdiction, district, or residence of an ecclesiastical dean.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English denerie. See dean1, -ery
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deanery

/ˈdiːnərɪ/
noun (pl) -eries
1.
the office or residence of dean
2.
the group of parishes presided over by a rural dean
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