deanery

deanery

[dee-nuh-ree]
noun, plural deaneries.
the office, jurisdiction, district, or residence of an ecclesiastical dean.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English denerie. See dean1, -ery

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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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