a cleric ranking just below an archdeacon, in charge of an archdeaconry.
(mainly Brit) a clergyman having authority over a group of parishes
- Rural delivery
noun 1. (NZ) a mail service in a country area, often run by contractors for the Post Office
noun 1. mail delivery operated primarily to deliver and collect mail in rural communities with no other convenient postal facilities.
noun 1. Lesser Dionysia. Lesser Dionysia noun 1. (in ancient Attica) the wine feasts, processions, and dramatic performances composing one of the festivals honoring Dionysus, held in the middle of December.
- Rural district
noun 1. (in England and Wales from 1888 to 1974 and Northern Ireland from 1898 to 1973) a rural division of a county