Decanal side
Decanal Dec"a*nal (?; 277), a. [Cf. F. d['e]canal. See {Dean}.] Pertaining to a dean or deanery. [1913 Webster]

His rectorial as well as decanal residence. --Churton. [1913 Webster]

{Decanal side}, the side of the choir on which the dean's tall is placed.

{Decanal stall}, the stall allotted to the dean in the choir, on the right or south side of the chancel. --Shipley. [1913 Webster] ||


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  • Decanal — Dec a*nal (?; 277), a. [Cf. F. d[ e]canal. See {Dean}.] Pertaining to a dean or deanery. [1913 Webster] His rectorial as well as decanal residence. Churton. [1913 Webster] {Decanal side}, the side of the choir on which the dean s tall is placed.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Decanal stall — Decanal Dec a*nal (?; 277), a. [Cf. F. d[ e]canal. See {Dean}.] Pertaining to a dean or deanery. [1913 Webster] His rectorial as well as decanal residence. Churton. [1913 Webster] {Decanal side}, the side of the choir on which the dean s tall is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • decanal — adj. 1 of a dean or deanery. 2 of the south side of a choir, the side on which the dean sits (cf. CANTORIAL). Etymology: med.L decanalis f. LL decanus DEAN(1) …   Useful english dictionary

  • decanal — located on south side of the choir in a church Ecclesiastical Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • decanal — [dɪ keɪn(ə)l, dɛk(ə)n(ə)l] adjective 1》 relating to a dean or deanery. 2》 relating to or denoting the south side of the choir of a church, on which the dean sits. The opposite of cantorial. Origin C18: from med. L. decanalis, from late L. decanus …   English new terms dictionary

  • decanal — /dəˈkeɪnəl/ (say duh kaynuhl) adjective 1. of or relating to a dean or a dean s office. 2. Also, decani. designating the side of a cathedral choir which is to the south where the dean sits. {Medieval Latin decānus dean + al1} –decanally, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

  • decanal —   a. pertaining to deacon; on the dean s (i.e. south) side of choir …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • right — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Pertaining to the right side Nouns 1. right; rightness, dextrality; right hand or side, dexter, starboard (naut.), recto, decanal side, off side. See side. 2. conservativism, reactionarism, Toryism, etc …   English dictionary for students

  • right — Synonyms and related words: Bill of Rights, Bircher, Bourbon, Christian, Declaration of Right, Epistle side, Magna Carta, Magna Charta, OK, Petition of Right, Roger, Tory, a propos, absolute, absolute interest, absolute power, absolutely,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • conservative — Synonyms and related words: Bircher, Bourbon, Epistle side, Methuselah, Tory, antediluvian, antique, back number, backward, bitter ender, careful, cautious, centrist, chary, circumspect, clockwise, compromiser, conformist, conservational,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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