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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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Sam even told Cole that Dean is really Dean at the moment and tried to convince him that monsters like vampires and werewolves are real but Cole did not buy it.
18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, in partnership with the Dean Martin Family Trust, has acquired the singer's legendary Reprise Records catalog and begun remastering titles for a major ongoing reissue project.
As the hospital's new president and chief executive officer, Dean will continue to oversee the capital expansion that will increase the number of beds to 508 from 445 when completed, along with state-mandated earthquake renovation.
The project was temporarily derailed by Goldwater's death in 1998, but Dean remained dedicated to unmasking what he sees as a breed of "tough, coldblooded, ruthless authoritarians" who have "co-opted" conservatism.
But, as Dean explains, small works often led to bigger commissions from the same clients, even to country houses.
On Dean's very first day as White House counsel, the President called, angry about a negative newspaper story on Vice President Spiro Agnew, Dean said.
In an interview just two months into the job, Dean Wright cautioned that he is still "figuring out which end is up," but has some initial thoughts about the direction he would like to see the foundation take.
In May, the well-regarded International business school INSEAD named Brown as its first dean outside of academia.
At the ripe age of 68, Dean Myers has published more than 75 books for children and young adults, as well as short fiction and articles.
Just as the key aspect for Dean was the process of curating (rather than the finished result), for visitors it was also the process of viewing that counted, and they were free to navigate the show as they wanted without feeling obliged to trace Dean's own route.
Clark succeeds Robert Yekovich, who left NCSA last July after serving twelve years as music dean to become dean of the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University.