\dˈiːnʃɪp], \dˈiːnʃɪp], \d_ˈiː_n_ʃ_ɪ_p]\
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By James Champlin Fernald
The office; dean and chapter, the title of the governing body of a cathedral: rural deans, clergy appointed by the bishop to inspect a certain number of parishes, and preside at the ruridecanal chapters: dean of guild, in Scot., the head or president of a merchant company or guildry: dean of faculty, in Scot., the head of the faculty of advocates or barristers: dean of guild court, in Scot., a court that has the care of buldings within a royal burgh.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.