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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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The Dene River Jazzmen: Allesley Hall Gardens, Coventry, 2.
For many months this Dene and the approach to it has been abandoned.
Dene, 58, said: "It started off just as something to do.
County Durham Community Foundation is hosting the exclusive occasion in partnership with Rivergreen Developments and its sister company, Jesmond Dene House.
Dene, famous for the hits Agadoo, Superman, Do The Conga, The Music Man and more, is appearing this Sunday, September 13, at the free End Of Summer Party, in Prestatyn, at The Conservative Club, Elden Avenue.
However, new information suggests that from 1879, the life of Leighton was interwoven with that of his model, Dorothy Dene (Ada Pullan, 1859-99; Fig.
The leaders of the Sahtu Dene people are clinging to the hope that the federal government will live up to the spirit of their treaty and deal with a tragedy within their community in an honorable fashion, but their advisors fear the Dene are in for a disappointment.
The Environmental Agreement between the Government of Canada, the Government of the Northwest Territories, the Dogrib Treaty 11 Council, the Lutsel K'e Dene Band, the Yellowknives Dene First Nation, the North Slave Metis Alliance and the Kitikmeot Inuit Association, and Diavik Diamond Mines Inc.
LUXURY Newcastle hotel Jesmond Dene House is planning to open a gastro pub in the heart of Northumberland.
However the Dene communities aren't under any illusions that the process leading to an agreement will be an easy one.
Concepts' former president and co-founder, Michael Dene, to reinvent the sales and marketing of the Alsy and Cresswell brands.