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.
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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
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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.
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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
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Translations

archdeacon

[ˈɑːtʃˈdiːkən] Narcediano m
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archdeacon

[ˌɑːrtʃˈdiːkən] narchidiacre m
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archdeacon

[ˈɑːtʃˈdiːkən] narcidiacono
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References in periodicals archive ?
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. Further, he claims that the same people attend both churches.
Consequently, parishes, archdeaconates, monasteries, chapters, provostships, abbeys, dioceses, archdioceses and the rest of the canonically and legally founded authorities are legal entities and, in accordance with the Constitution of Romania, the state guarantees the ownership of all their properties of any kind for the Catholic Church represented by its legal hierarchic authorities." (39) The proposed text to be inserted should have read: "Outside the authorities mentioned in chapter IX, no other authorities are legal entities and cannot own any kind of asset." This petition made the legal situation of the Roman Catholic Status unsure.