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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: The senior member of a group, profession, etc.
From French doyen (most senior member), from Latin decanus (chief of ten), from decem (ten). Earliest documented use: 1422.
"[The financial sector's] doyens have gained powerful positions in government, although this may be down to the modern assumption that if people are rich they must be smart."
The War on Finance; The Economist (London, UK); Feb 4, 2012.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:No man should judge unless he asks himself in absolute honesty whether in a similar situation he might not have done the same. -Viktor Frankl, author, neurologist and psychiatrist, Holocaust survivor (1905-1997)