Doyen

Doyen is a surname. The word doyen (doyenne in the feminine grammatical gender) is derived from the French term for dean, e.g. Dean (religion) and Dean (education). In the English language, its meaning has extended to refer to any senior member of a group, particularly one whose knowledge or abilities exceed that of other members. Doyen may refer ...
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Doyen

Doy`en' noun [ French See Dean .] Lit., a dean; the senior member of a body or group; as, the doyen of French physicians. 'This doyen of newspapers.' A. R. Colquhoun.
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Doyen

• (n.) Lit., a dean; the senior member of a body or group; as, the doyen of French physicians.
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doyen

(from the article `diplomacy`) ...on special missions to Roman Catholic countries and in 1965 began to appoint pro-nuncios. It accredited apostolic nuncios only to those few Roman ... ...out of the ordinary exercise of his office. All these offices were staffed from the clerks of his household, increasingly to be distinguished from ... ...
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