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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
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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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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 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.
A large crowd gathered in glorious weather for the service, led by area dean, the Rev Michael Jones.
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 service will be led by area dean Rev Canon Jim Robinson, vicar at Whittingham.
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 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.
The Archdeacon of Coventry, the Venerable Ian Watson, and area dean Reverend Ruth Walker also attended the ceremony.
When the Vicar and Area Dean Philip Cunningham was asked 'Why put on mystery plays in Gosforth?' he replied: 'Because it would provide a number of opportunities.'
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.
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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