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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A cleric ranking just below a priest in Christian churches; A Protestant layman who assists the minister.

Usage examples (28)
  • But it is not clear that Hegesippus here uses the word deacon in its strictly technical sense.
  • The deacon was a widower, and lived in a little house with three windows.
  • The doctor always called the deacon by his first name when he approached him in sympathy.
  • You might call it a diaconal ministry, as the deacon is the one who calls us to confession. for more
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