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n. pl. dea·con·ries
1. The office or position of a deacon.
2. Deacons considered as a group.


n, pl -ries
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the office or status of a deacon
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) deacons collectively

Deaconhood, Deaconry

 deacons of the church collectively, 1679.


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The inner sanctuary (the Holy of Holies) forms the other part of the cathedral including the Baptism Room, the Temple and the Deaconry.