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Dean

(dēn),
Henry Trendley, U.S. dentist and epidemiologist, 1893-1962. See: Dean fluorosis index.

dean

Etymology: L, decanus, chief of ten
chief executive and educational officer of a unit of a university, school, or college.

dean

Academia The top banana in a college, university, or medical school's hierarchy, who is responsible for all professorial faculty and academics. See Mentor, Professor.
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He has just been appointed Rural Dean of Dewsbury by the Bishop of Wakefield, the Rt Rev Stephen Platten.
His wife, the Rev Dorothy Craig-Wild, is Rural Dean of Birstall.
The rural dean duties will be carried out on top of Mr and Mrs Craig-Wild's existing jobs.

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