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

1250–1300; Middle English denerie. See dean1, -ery Unabridged
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deanery (ˈdiːnərɪ)
n , pl -eries
1.  the office or residence of dean
2.  the group of parishes presided over by a rural dean

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