archdeacon

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arch·dea·con

 (ärch-dē′kən)
n.
A church official, as in the Anglican Church, who is in charge of temporal and other affairs in a diocese, with powers delegated from the bishop.

[Middle English archedeken, from Old English arcediakon, from Late Latin archidiāconus, from Late Greek arkhidiākonos : Greek arkhi-, archi- + Greek diākonos, deacon.]

arch·dea′con·ate (-kə-nĭt) n.
arch·dea′con·ship′ n.

archdeacon

(ˈɑːtʃˈdiːkən)
n
1. (Anglicanism) an Anglican clergyman ranking just below a bishop and having supervisory duties under the bishop
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a clergyman of similar rank in other Churches

arch•dea•con

(ˈɑrtʃˈdi kən)

n.
an ecclesiastic who ranks next below a bishop and has administrative responsibility for a diocese.
[before 1000]
arch`dea′con•ate, arch`dea′con•ry, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.archdeacon - (Anglican Church) an ecclesiastical dignitary usually ranking just below a bishoparchdeacon - (Anglican Church) an ecclesiastical dignitary usually ranking just below a bishop
Anglican Church, Anglican Communion, Church of England - the national church of England (and all other churches in other countries that share its beliefs); has its see in Canterbury and the sovereign as its temporal head
clergyman, man of the cloth, reverend - a member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church
Translations

archdeacon

[ˈɑːtʃˈdiːkən] Narcediano m

archdeacon

[ˌɑːrtʃˈdiːkən] narchidiacre m

archdeacon

[ˈɑːtʃˈdiːkən] narcidiacono
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There Karlstadt admits that he preached at the Stadtkirche, but argues that his right to preach per se is his right because of the archdeaconate.