Definition of decanal in English:

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Pronunciation: /dɪˈkeɪn(ə)l/


1Relating to a dean or deanery.
Example sentences
  • While these may or may not sound credible, the immense difficulty of sustaining a long-term relationship if your partner is unable to stay in college accommodation without decanal permission, is real and tangible.
  • Oliver Wilson, a third-year New College Law finalist, has received a decanal summons to explain why he sent what university regulations classify as an ‘abusive email’.
  • Like presidents, they return less often to the faculty after their decanal service ends, instead using their deanships as a step upward in an administrative career.
1.1Relating to or denoting the south side of the choir of a church, the side on which the dean sits. The opposite of cantorial.


Early 18th century: from medieval Latin decanalis, from late Latin decanus (see dean1).

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