ru·​ri·​decanal | \ ¦ru̇rə+\

Definition of ruridecanal

: of or relating to a rural dean

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First Known Use of ruridecanal

1835, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ruridecanal

Latin ruri- (from rur-, rus country) + English decanal

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