subdean

noun
sub·​dean | \ ˌsəb-ˈdēn How to pronounce subdean (audio) \
variants: or sub-dean
plural subdeans or sub-deans

Definition of subdean

: a dean who is subordinate to another dean : the deputy or substitute of a dean Committees report to administrative officers who are at liberty to accept, reject, or substantially alter faculty recommendations. In many cases, deans or subdeans convey to the committees they sit on what outcomes the administration considers acceptable.— John Lachs

First Known Use of subdean

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Subdean.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subdean. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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