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doyen /ˈdɔɪən; French: dway/ n
  1. the senior member of a group, profession, or society
Etymology: 17th Century: from French, from Late Latin decānus leader of a group of ten; see dean

doyenne /dɔɪˈɛn; French: dwajɛn/ fem n

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