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1910 New Catholic Dictionary
(Latin: decanus, one set over ten)
Also called vicar forane, or archpriest. A priest, ordinarily a pastor, selected by the bishop to supervise a section of the diocese (deanery, vicariate forane, archpresbyterate), to convoke its clergy periodically for theological conferences, and to report annually to the bishop concerning the condition of his district.
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Entry for 'Forane, Vicar'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ncd/f/forane-vicar.html. 1910.
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