The definition of a dean is the head of a school department or church, or the senior member or expert of a group.(noun)
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Origin: ME den < OFr deien, dean < LL(Ec) decanus, chief of ten monks < LL(Ec), leader of ten < L decem, ten
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Origin: Middle English deen
Origin: , from Old French deien
Origin: , from Late Latin decānus, chief of ten
Origin: , from decem, ten
Origin: , or from Greek dekānos, chief of ten (from deka, ten); see dekm̥ in Indo-European roots.
, Jay Hanna Known as “Dizzy.” 1911-1974.
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