What is the noun for doyen?

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  1. A female doyen.
  2. The senior or eldest female member of a group, especially one who is most or highly respected.
  3. A woman who is highly experienced and knowledgeable in a particular field, subject, or line of work; expert
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    1. “The project's director is a doyenne of progressive-education pedagogy in America.”
      “But if she became a doyenne in her chosen field, she never quite lost touch with her love affair with the opposite end of the lens.”
      “She laments that she will no longer be the doyenne of Boston society that she once was.”
  1. (obsolete) A commander in charge of ten men.
  2. The senior, or eldest male member of a group.
  3. (colloquial) A leading light, or exemplar of a particular practice or movement.
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    1. “Had the 80-year-old doyen of the Frankfurt School for social research joined the twitterati?”
      “A doyen of modern Tamil drama assures that teachers, by learning theatre art, can make academic activities enchanting.”
      “The doyen of professional safari guides, he began his career in the bush as a teenage cadet ranger with Zimbabwe's National Parks Service.”
  1. plural of doyenne
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    1. “Once tailor made for the doyennes of chic, high-fashion magazines served up haute couture that only an elite few could actually afford.”
      “Even being surrounded by noisy, bustling society doyennes can't disturb the older woman's serene charm.”
      “The title track is unashamedly in the mould of the current doyennes of the mainstream.”
  1. plural of doyen
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    1. “Madurai produced several doyens in different fields in the past and so it will in the years to come.”
      “And when it comes to playing music, the kids are raring to prove that they can be as serious as the doyens of classical music.”
      “They also ensured their place in posterity, by placing statues of themselves within the temple precincts, as doyens of religion.”
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