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Definition of dean noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a person in a university who is in charge of a department of studies the dean of the Faculty of Medicine
  2. 2a person who is responsible for the discipline of students in a college or university the dean of students
  3. 3a priest who is in charge of several priests or churches in an area
  4. 4the most respected or most experienced member of a group or profession synonym doyen
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: dean