Dean of the Arches

Definition of Dean of the Arches

: a lay judge in an ecclesiastical court (as the chancery court of the province of York) : the official principal of the archbishop of Canterbury

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History and Etymology for Dean of the Arches

from the Court of Arches, the court of appeal for the province of Canterbury

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“Dean of the Arches.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dean%20of%20the%20Arches. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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