doyen

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a man who is the senior member of a group

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Le Conseil des doyens a annonce que l'etude dans les cinq autres facultes sera repris plus tard.
The promise was always there, and the wait for the initial top-level success proved entirely worthwhile as Doyen produced a majestic display to win by three lengths on the day Frankie Dettori rode his 2,000th career victory.
The track record Doyen set in the Hardwicke Stakes was safe, yet he still possessed far too much finishing pace for his ten rivals as he gave trainer Saeed Bin Suroor his fifth King George victory, a tally that brings him level with the late Dick Hern as the most successful trainer in the race.
Previous winners Swain and Daylami recorded triumphs around the globe and Doyen will be given the chance to emulate them under a typical Godolphin programme.
Apt then, that I came across the word the other day when reading that some vino I fancied was being lauded by the woman almost always referred to as Doyen of the wine world, Jancis Robinson.