Definition of Dean

  • (n.) A dignitary or presiding officer in certain ecclesiastical and lay bodies; esp., an ecclesiastical dignitary, subordinate to a bishop.
  • (n.) The collegiate officer in the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, England, who, besides other duties, has regard to the moral condition of the college.
  • (n.) The head or presiding officer in the faculty of some colleges or universities.
  • (n.) A registrar or secretary of the faculty in a department of a college, as in a medical, or theological, or scientific department.
  • (n.) The chief or senior of a company on occasion of ceremony; as, the dean of the diplomatic corps; -- so called by courtesy.

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