decanus

decanus
/dakeynas/ In ecclesiastical and old European law, an officer having supervision over ten; a dean. A term applied not only to ecclesiastical, but to civil and military, officers.
@ decanus monasticus
a monastic dean, or dean of a monastery; an officer over ten monks.
@ decanus in majori ecclesioe
dean of a cathedral church, presiding over ten prebendaries.
@ decanus episcope
a bishop's or rural dean, presiding over ten clerks or parishes.
@ decanus friborgi
dean of a friborg. An officer among the Saxons who presided over a friborg, tithing, decennary, or association of ten inhabitants; otherwise called a "tithing man," or "borsholder," his duties being those of an inferior judicial officer.
@ decanus militarist
a military officer having command of ten soldiers. In Roman law, an officer having the command of a company or "mess" of ten soldiers. Also an officer at Constantinople having charge of the burial of the dead
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  • DECANUS — I. DECANUS Gr. Δέκανος, a δεκὰς, in militia dictus est, qui 10. mulitibus: in Monasteriis qui 10. monachis in Eccl. maiori, 10. praebendis seu Canonicis, plerumque Presbyteris: idoque et ipse Archiepresbyter habetur: in Episcopatus divisione 10.… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

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  • Decanus — This article is about the use of the term in the Roman and Byzantine empires. For the various Western ecclesiastic and university offices, see Dean (religion) and Dean (education). Decanus means chief of ten in Late Latin. The term originated in… …   Wikipedia

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  • Decānus, der — Der Decānus, des Decani, plur. die Decani, oder der Decān, des es, plur. die e, aus dem Latein. Decanus, welches eigentlich einen Vorgesetzten über zehen Soldaten bedeutete, ein Vorgesetzter eines Collegii, es mag solches ein geistliches oder ein …   Grammatisch-kritisches Wörterbuch der Hochdeutschen Mundart

  • decanus — A dean, an ecclesiastical officer who originally was probably appointed to superintend ten (decem) canons or prebendaries. See 1 Bl Comm 382 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Rainaldus Decanus (13) — 13Rainaldus Decanus (1. Juli), angeblich Martyrer zu Auxerre, ist sehr zweifelhaft. (I. 2.) …   Vollständiges Heiligen-Lexikon

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