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doyen

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1 a person with long experience in a specified area
  • considered the doyen of American art critics

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2 the senior member of a group
  • he's the doyen of American museum directors, and his opinion has considerable weight

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“Doyen.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/doyen. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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