deanery

Part of speech: noun

The office, residence, or jurisdiction of a dean.

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Usage examples "deanery":

  1. To- day the greater part of the Close, with the Deanery and the various canonical residences, lies on the south side. - "Winchester", Sidney Heath.
  2. Mr. Evans, of St. Andrew's, Wells Street, preached in Westminster Abbey at the evening service whilst we were at the Deanery. - "Story of My Life, volumes 1-3", Augustus J. C. Hare.
  3. " Stay with us a month, my dear," said Lady Fawn, " just to let people know that we are friends, and after that the deanery will be the best home for you." - "The Eustace Diamonds", Anthony Trollope.