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dean

1. the chief administrative official of a college or university faculty
2. (at Oxford and Cambridge universities) a college fellow with responsibility for undergraduate discipline
3. Chiefly Church of England the head of a chapter of canons and administrator of a cathedral or collegiate church
4. RC Church the cardinal bishop senior by consecration and head of the college of cardinals

Dean

1
James (Byron). 1931--55, US film actor, who became a cult figure; his films include East of Eden and Rebel Without a Cause (both 1955). He died in a car crash

Dean

2
Forest of. a forest in W England, in Gloucestershire, between the Rivers Severn and Wye: formerly a royal hunting ground

Dean

 

in institutions of higher learning, the head of a faculty. In the USSR deans are elected to three-year terms by secret ballot of the council of an institution of higher learning (or the council of a department), and they are chosen from among professors and the most experienced lecturers. The dean is responsible for the quality of educational and scientific work in the faculty and is the chairman of the faculty council.

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THE Rev Adele Kelham, Area Dean of Sedgefield and SSM Priest in Charge of Bishop Middleham, St Michael's (Diocese of Durham), is moving to Switzerland to become Priest-in-Charge of Christ Church, Lausanne.
Davies is the area Dean of Cardiff and has been vicar of St Paul's in Grangetown for more then 30 years.
The situation has been described as "persecution" of worshippers by the Area Dean of the town.
A large crowd gathered in glorious weather for the service, led by area dean, the Rev Michael Jones.
But But giving giving Adam Adam the the biggest biggest headache headache are are the the ne new Area Dean and Diocesan esan secretary secretary who who seem seem to to ha have ve big big but but destructiv destructive plans plans for for St St Saviour' viour's.
Also giving poor Adam a headache are the new Area Dean and Diocesan secretary who seem to have big but destructive plans for St Saviour's.
The 49-year-old is Rector of the parishes of Llanbedrog and Llannor with Llanengan and Llangian, and Area Dean of Llyen and Eifionnydd.
The Archdeacon of Coventry, the Venerable Ian Watson, and area dean Reverend Ruth Walker also attended the ceremony.
The statement was signed by the Rev Dr Toby Howarth and Rev Henriette Howarth of St Christopher, Springfield; Rev Peter Smith, Christchurch, Ward End, the Area Dean Yardley and Bordesley Deanery; Rev Lorraine Dickson, Deanery Missioner; Rev John Self, St John, Sparkhill; Fr Barry Smart, All Saints, Small Heath; Rev Simon Cartwright, St Margaret, Ward End and Fr Allan Townsend, St Saviour, Saltley.
In fact, the plasters are for his companion and guide the Rt Rev Mayes, Area Dean of Coleshill and parish priest of Water Orton.
THE Rev John Richard Dobson, area Dean of Darlington and vicar of Blackwell All Saints and Salutation, Diocese of Durham, is also to become Priest in Charge of Coniscliffe St Edwin from November 2.

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