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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 Reverend Keith Lumsdon, Vicar of Ferryhill, St Luke and Priest in Charge of Cornforth, Holy Trinity in the Diocese of Durham, is also to become Acting Area Dean of Sedgefield.
Davies, the area Dean of Cardiff, has been vicar of St Paul's in Grangetown for more than 30 years.
The situation has been described as "persecution" of worshippers by the Area Dean of the town.
His father, Alan, served as vicar of St Saviour's Church, Roath, for more than 30 years and was Area Dean of Cardiff before retiring.
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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.
He is also the area dean for Russia, Mongolia, Poland and Ukraine.
The service will be led by area dean Rev Canon Jim Robinson, vicar at Whittingham.
During this period she was also vicar in the Parish of Bangor with special responsibility for St Peter's church in Penrhosgarnedd as well as being the Area Dean for Ogwen.
The problem has led the Rev Richard Inglesby, Vicar of Moxley and Area Dean of Wednesbury, to write a stirring defence of the region in a parish profile for the St Bartholomew's job.
His ministry in Newcastle as Area Dean and Master of St Thomas gave him a strategic and public profile which he enjoyed, and for which he was widely respected.
The Rev Stewart Jones, aged 48, is moving to Birmingham from Kent where he is currently priest-in-charge of All Saints, Canterbury, as well as diocesan missioner, area dean and a provincial canon of Canterbury Cathedral, to become rector of St Martin-inthe-Bullring.

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