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How to Pronounce deanery?

Correct pronunciation for the word "deanery" is [dˈiːnəɹi], [dˈiːnəɹi], [d_ˈiː_n_ə_ɹ_i].

"Deanery" in context

A deanery is an administrative division of the Roman Catholic Church and some other Christian denominations, such as the Anglican Communion and Lutheranism. The deanery is usually made up of several parishes and is typically charged with providing administrative and pastoral support to priests, deacons and lay members.

Deaneries are usually headed by a dean (or archdeacon), who is charged with helping to ensure that the members of the parishes in the deanery work together effectively. The dean works alongside a vicar general, who is responsible for providing spiritual leadership.

What are similar-sounding words for deanery?

  • denier,
  • dehner,
  • dehmer,
  • Demaray,
  • De Niro,
  • deemer,
  • Demar,
  • deaner,
  • demery,
  • demaree,
  • demeyer,
  • denner,
  • denary,
  • dearer,
  • Demary,
  • demmer.

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