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

Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of subdean was in the 15th century

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“Subdean.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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