archidiaconate


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ar·chi·di·ac·o·nate

 (är′kĭ-dī-ăk′ə-nĭt)
n.
The office or position of an archdeacon.

[Medieval Latin archidiāconātus, from Late Latin archidiāconus, archdeacon; see archdeacon.]

archidiaconate

(ˌɑːkɪdaɪˈækənɪt)
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) the office, term of office, or area of jurisdiction of an archdeacon
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Noun1.archidiaconate - office or position of an archdeacon
rank - relative status; "his salary was determined by his rank and seniority"
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Nevertheless, the Cardinal's business at Huesca managed to settle a dispute between a number of parties, righting an injustice done to the see of Pamplona over the properties of the archidiaconate of Val d'Onsella in Zaragoza.
Even the documents themselves preserve very little information of any note, save that there appears to have been a dispute between the dioceses of Astorga and Lugo over some properties in the archidiaconate of Triacastela (124).
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