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n. - A man who is the senior member of a group.

Usage examples (31)
  • The rules say the oldest MEP - or "doyen" - chairs the session until a new parliament president is elected.
  • I also enjoyed your piece at 'Dark Trees about the "doyen".
  • He said Mr Spence was seen as a "doyen" and that his words would carry "weight and impact".
  • In the one, dated 1423, he is styled 'doyen' (senior inhabitant) of the village, which gave him rank next to the Mayor. for more
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