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Definition of "dean and chapter" [dean and chapter]

  • The governing body of a cathedral; the chapter consisting of a group of canons or prebendaries. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "dean and chapter" in a sentence
  • "Moraviense ", the bishop, dean and chapter of Moray received and duly approved the Ordo of the Church of Salisbury in the year 1242."
  • "(As the geniuneness of the consultation of the Sorbonne upon the question of baptism, was doubted by some, and denied by others — ’twas thought proper to print the original of this excommunication; for the copy of which Mr. Shandy returns thanks to the chapter clerk of the dean and chapter of"
  • "Stow mentions on at St. Paul's, London, when the dean and chapter "apparelled in copes and vestments, with garlands of roses on their heads, issued out at the west door" (Survey of London, ed. 1750); and in the inventories and church-wardens 'accounts of many an English church, items of expenditure on similar ornaments occur."