Deans

Refers to various Christian officials but most often to senior clergymen (after bishops) in cathedral chapters or dioceses. The term originally referred to monks in charge of ten novices.

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30995
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deans
dean
dekens Dutch
decano Spanish
decani Latin
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Refers to various Christian officials but most often to senior clergymen (after bishops) in cathedral chapters or dioceses. The term originally referred to monks in charge of ten novices.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300264503. The J. Paul Getty Trust.