deanery

noun
dean·ery | \ˈdēn-rē, ˈdē-nə-rē\
plural deaneries

Definition of deanery 

: the office, jurisdiction, or official residence of a clerical dean

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Those ideas were then brought to one of four deaneries held in February, which parsed the information down even further, said the Rev. Michael Yadron, pastor for St. Thomas More in Munster and one of the deans. Michelle L. Quinn, Post-Tribune, "Diocese sets path for parishes with goals, prayer," 6 June 2017 Recommendations were originally expected early this year, but an announcement was delayed to accommodate further meetings with deaneries and local parish representatives. Jordan Otero Sisson, courant.com, "Dozens of Parishes To Merge Under Archdiocesan Plan," 6 May 2017

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First Known Use of deanery

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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