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1910 New Catholic Dictionary

Rural Dean

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(Latin: decanus, one set over ten)

Also called vicar forane, or archpriest. A priest, ordinarily a pastor, selected by the bishop to supervise a section of the diocese (deanery, vicariate forane, archpresbyterate), to convoke its clergy periodically for theological conferences, and to report annually to the bishop concerning the condition of his district.

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Entry for 'Rural Dean'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. 1910.

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