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It is therefore the doyen par excellence, and its rules and orders as carried out in its early days are original and entertaining.
The senior member or doyen of a society is often called the father.
François Verbeek became master workman in 1531, and finally doyen of the craft.
There were many duties that fell to the village elder (doyen), especially in troubled times.
JOAN OF ARCLUCY FOSTER MADISON
And he held out the fish and Kenneth found himself face to face with the Doyen Carp.
THE MAGIC WORLDEDITH NESBIT
My good fortune now brought me under the chieftaincy of Sir Frederick Treves, the doyen of teachers.
A LABRADOR DOCTORWILFRED THOMASON GRENFELL
At the head of them I must place Doyen, the historical painter, my father's most intimate and my first friend.
THE MEMOIRS OF MADAME VIGE LEBRUNMARIE LOUISE ELISABETH VIGE-LEBRUN
Doyen came to see us sometimes, and as he had been my father's best friend his visits were a great consolation.
THE MEMOIRS OF MADAME VIGE LEBRUNMARIE LOUISE ELISABETH VIGE-LEBRUN
In the one, dated 1423, he is styled 'doyen' (senior inhabitant) of the village, which gave him rank next to the Mayor.
JOAN OF ARCRONALD SUTHERLAND GOWER
This was laughing at the King and his orders, and becoming doyen in spite of him.

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