What is another word for deanery?

501 synonyms found


[ dˈiːnəɹi], [ dˈiːnəɹi], [ d_ˈiː_n_ə_ɹ_i]

A deanery is an office held by a dean, the head of an academic division or religious institution. There are several synonyms for the word deanery, including deanship, dean's office, dean's department, and dean's faculty. The term deanery is often used in a religious context, particularly in the Anglican Church, where a deanery refers to a group of parishes overseen by a dean. Other synonyms for deanery commonly used in the Church of England include archdeaconry, rural deanery, and honorary canonry. Whatever the context, the synonyms for deanery all refer to areas of authority and responsibility held by a dean or other leader.

Semantically related words: deanery application, deanery definition, deanery meaning, deanery house, deanery university, ecclesiastical deanery

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What are the hypernyms for Deanery?

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

    clerical office, leadership role, Clergy office, Religious Office, Religious position, church office, ecclesiastical office, ecclesiastical position.

What are the hyponyms for Deanery?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for deanery (as nouns)

Usage examples for Deanery

Many apsidal chancels have disappeared, no doubt; but, if we take the bulk of those which remain into account, we shall find that they have a habit of occurring in small groups, as in Berkshire, where three occur together within a single old rural deanery, and that the large majority of the churches in which they are found were not monastic property.
"The Ground Plan of the English Parish Church"
A. Hamilton Thompson
"Of course," she continued, "even in those days the post-don't they say the same in England of a deanery?
"Major Vigoureux"
A. T. Quiller-Couch
Behind the Hochheim railway station there rises a long low slope, planted from base to summit with vines, a portion of which are screened on the north by a plain-looking church and a weather-stained deanery.
"Facts About Champagne and Other Sparkling Wines"
Henry Vizetelly

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