Dean of the Arches

Definition of Dean of the Arches

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of dean of the arches

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

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