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DEAN, eccl. law. An ecclesiastical officer, who derives his name from the fact that he presides over ten canons, or, prebondaries, at least. There are several kinds of deans, namely: 1. Deans of chapters. 2. Deans of peculiars. 3. Rural deans. 4. Deans in the colleges. 5. Honorary deans. 6. Deans of provinces.

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In recent years he has worked closely with the cathedral's retired dean, James Park Morton, who founded the Interfaith Center of New York and helped organize the Parliament of World Religions.
Wanda Sykes & Blair Underwood hosted the evening concert at the Greek Theatre with special appearances by Hanson, Sheila E, Siedah Garrett, Cazwell, Steve Lukather (from Toto), Alan Parsons Project, Shontelle, Country Singers Deana Carter, Billy Dean, James Otto and many other talented performers.
The statement added: "Gareth and Alex Dean, James Armson, Eddie Nisevic and Levi Ramsey were the players concerned.
Brady and Collins late calls saw them miss the team photograph but pictured are (from left) back row: Mark Dean, James Pamment, Kelvin Gillespie, Alan Mynett, Mark Leadbeater.
In addition, she said, staff were working without approved contracts and the dean, James Kirkbride, was mismanaging the faculty.
Juice FM's Thomas Tuft is joined by Jon Dean, James Morgan and Groove Alliance.