What does Deanery mean?

Definitions for Deanery
ˈdi nə ridean·e·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deanerynoun

    the official residence of a dean

  2. deanship, deanerynoun

    the position or office of a dean


  1. deanerynoun

    The position held by a dean.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Deanerynoun

    Etymology: from dean.

    When he could no longer keep the deanery of the chapel-royal, he made him his successor in that near attendance upon the king. Edward Hyde.

    Put both deans in one; or, if that’s too much trouble,
    Instead of the deans, make the dean’ry double. Jonathan Swift.

    Take her by the hand, away with her to the deanery, and dispatch it quickly. William Shakespeare, Merry Wives of Windsor.


  1. Deanery

    A deanery (or decanate) is an ecclesiastical entity in the Roman Catholic Church, the Eastern Orthodox Church, the Anglican Communion, the Evangelical Church in Germany, and the Church of Norway. A deanery is either the jurisdiction or residence of a dean.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Deanerynoun

    the office or the revenue of a dean. See the Note under Benefice, n., 3

  2. Deanerynoun

    the residence of a dean

  3. Deanerynoun

    the territorial jurisdiction of a dean


  1. Deanery

    A deanery is an ecclesiastical entity in both the Roman Catholic Church and the Church of England. A deanery is either the jurisdiction or residence of a Dean.

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  1. yandere

  2. year-end

  3. yearned

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Deanery in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Deanery in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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