What is another word for Deaneries?

29 synonyms found


[ dˈiːnəɹiz], [ dˈiːnəɹiz], [ d_ˈiː_n_ə_ɹ_i_z]

Deaneries are ecclesiastical organizations that are responsible for overseeing a specific geographical area. There are several synonyms for the word "deaneries" that can be used to describe these organizations. For instance, the term "deanery" can be substituted with "archdeaconry," which refers to a territorial division of a diocese or archdiocese. Other synonyms for deaneries include "episcopal areas," "rural deaneries," "deaneries territory," and "districts of the Church." These terms are commonly used to refer to the organizational units of the Church that are responsible for ensuring the smooth running of religious activities in a specific region. Regardless of the term used, deaneries play a significant role in the administration of the Church.

What are the hypernyms for Deaneries?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • Other hypernyms:

    archdioceses, bishoprics, administrative divisions, archdeaconries, church districts, ecclesiastical jurisdictions, parochial divisions, religious offices.

Usage examples for Deaneries

A divine of that age, who was asked by a simple country gentleman what the Arminians held, answered, with as much truth as wit, that they held all the best bishoprics and Deaneries in England.
"The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 1 (of 5)"
Thomas Babington Macaulay
As a bishop is always sure to portion off his daughters with Deaneries and rectories, so your knowing old general always marries his among his staff."
"Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 2 (of 2)"
Charles Lever
As to the deans, not seeing a clear way to satisfy aspirants for future vacancies in the Deaneries, he became more than usually vague, but seemed to imply that the Bill which was now with the leave of the House to be read a second time, contained no clause forbidding the appointment of deans, though the special stipend of the office must be matter of consideration with the new Church Synod.
"Phineas Redux"
Anthony Trollope

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