doyen[do̵i′ən, -en′; dwä yen′]
doyen definition by Webster's New World
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the senior member of a group, esp. one regarded as an authority because of superior knowledge and long experience
Origin: Fr: see dean
doyen definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A man who is the eldest or senior member of a group.
Origin: Probably French, from Old French doien, from Late Latin decānus, chief of ten; see dean.