- Pertaining to a dean or deanery.
1809, Ralph Churton, The Life of Alexander Nowell, Dean of St. Paul's, Oxford: Oxford University Press, page 78:
- his rectorial as well as decanal residence
- (Can we date this quote?) Shipley
- Decanal side, the side of the choir on which the dean's stall is placed. Decanal stall, the stall allotted to the dean in the choir, on the right or south side of the chancel.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for decanal in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)