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as of 2014-03-29
- •a man who affects exaggerated elegance in dress and manners;
- •Fr. the eldest son of the king of France, next in the line of succession.
- •hist a mediator (who performed mediations called dayments)
- •eccl. (Episcopal) a minister of the third order, below bishop and
- •eccl. (esp. in certain Protestant churches) a lay person responsible
for handling the secular affairs of the congregation.
- cf archdeacon
See table at ecclesiastical hierarchy and,
the extensive article "Definitions of Deacon",
- •a person or business selling (esp. retail) goods.
- •the player dealing at cards.
(=to distribute cards to other players.)
- •a person who sells illegal drugs.
- •a college or university official, esp. one with disciplinary and advisory functions
- •the head of a university faculty or department, or of a medical school
- •eccl. the head of the chapter of a cathedral or collegiate church
- •Brit. (usu. rural dean) a member of the clergy exercising supervision over a group of parochial clergy within a division of an archdeaconry
- •arch. a doyen
- •a person appointed or delegated to act for another or others
(also attrib: deputy sheriff)
- •pol a parliamentary representative in certain countries, e.g. France
- •Latin See steward
- see deacon
- •sl a pickpicket
(=from the action of placing hand in pocket)
- •a person representing a country abroad;
a member of the diplomatic corps or service.
- •see the table
|-Ambassador (RCC: Nuncio)
Extraordinary, ~ at large
Ordinary, Resident, Leger
-Counsellor, Chargé d'Affaires (RCC: Auditor)
- •a teacher or lecturer in a college or university
- •a knowledgable guide, as in a museum
- •a stevedore, a dock worker who loads and unloads cargo
- •hist. the chief magistrate of Venice or Genoa
- •a domestic servant.
- •dom Domestic
service, as an occupation, reached its height in Victorian England. The
great households of the royalty and gentry employed large numbers of
servants of both sexes. The elaborate hierarchy of positions afforded
plenty of opportunity for advancement.
See the table.
- •a donor conveys a donation to a donee.
- •one employed to guard an entrance or gateway.
- doorman (~woman)
- •a doorkeeper at a hotel, apartment house, or other building.
- •an apparition or double of a person.
(=G. : double-goer).
- •a widow possessed of a title or property derived from her late husband
(e.g. Queen ~, ~ dutchess)
- •dom a maid of low standing who worked "below stairs"
in the celler and not in the living quarters as would an upstairs maid.
- •one who finds water using a rod or witching stick
- •originally, chief of a group of ten (L. decanus, decem = ten)
- •a guide or interpreter in places where Arabic, Turkish or Persian (Iranian, Farsi) is spoken.
- •a dealer in dry goods
- •one who drives a long strong cart without fixed sides made for carrying heavy loads.
(dray=such a vehicle)
- •a free peasant in Northumbria and sometimes in Yorkshire and Lancashire.
The name usually implies that land is held in return for military service.
- •a surgeon's assistant in a hospital
- •one who drives cattle, sheep, etc. to market
- •a dealer in cattle
- •a peddler
- •the cant name for a beggar who pretended to be dumb [OED]
- •one who colors cloth or yarn prior to weaving
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