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dea·con

 (dē′kən)
n.
1. A cleric ranking just below a priest in the Anglican, Eastern Orthodox, and Roman Catholic churches.
2. A lay assistant to a Protestant minister.
3. Used as a title prefixed to the surname of such a person: Deacon Brown.

[Middle English deken, from Old English dīacon, from Late Latin diāconus, perhaps from Greek diākonos, attendant, minister.]

deacon

(ˈdiːkən)
n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) (in the Roman Catholic and other episcopal churches) an ordained minister ranking immediately below a priest
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) (in Protestant churches) a lay official appointed or elected to assist the minister, esp in secular affairs
3. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) Scot the president of an incorporated trade or body of craftsmen in a burgh
[Old English, ultimately from Greek diakonos servant]
ˈdeaconˌship n

dea•con

(ˈdi kən)

n.
1. (in hierarchical churches) a member of the clerical order next below that of a priest.
2. (in other churches) an appointed or elected officer having variously defined duties.
[before 900; Middle English deken, Old English diacon < Late Latin diāconus < Greek diakonos servant, minister, deacon]
dea′con•ship`, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.deacon - a Protestant layman who assists the ministerdeacon - a Protestant layman who assists the minister
church officer - a church official
deaconess - a woman deacon
2.deacon - a cleric ranking just below a priest in Christian churches; one of the Holy Orders
clergyman, man of the cloth, reverend - a member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church
Holy Order, Order - (usually plural) the status or rank or office of a Christian clergyman in an ecclesiastical hierarchy; "theologians still disagree over whether `bishop' should or should not be a separate Order"

deacon

noun
Related words
adjective diaconal
Translations
diakoni
助祭執事輔祭

deacon

[ˈdiːkən] Ndiácono m

deacon

[ˈdiːkən] ndiacre m

deacon

nDiakon m; (= elder)Kirchenälteste(r) m

deacon

[ˈdiːkn] ndiacono
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