deaconess


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dea·con·ess

 (dē′kə-nĭs)
n.
1. A laywoman serving as assistant to a Protestant minister.
2. Used as a title prefixed to the surname of such a woman: Deaconess Brown.
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deaconess

(ˈdiːkənɪs)
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity (in the early church and in some modern Churches) a female member of the laity with duties similar to those of a deacon
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dea•con•ess

(ˈdi kə nɪs)

n.
(in certain Protestant churches) a woman belonging to an order dedicated to social services.
[1530–40]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.deaconess - a woman deacon
deacon, Protestant deacon - a Protestant layman who assists the minister
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Translations

deaconess

[ˈdiːkənes] Ndiaconisa f
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deaconess

nDiakonin f; (= elder)Kirchenälteste f
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deaconess

[ˈdiːkənɛs] ndiaconessa
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It will be recalled that the only female among them, Deaconess Chidinma Ibelegbo, was rescued in the early hours of the day with an assurance that the remaining four would be rescued unhurt.
Mrs Chidinma is a deaconess at the Redeem Christian Church of God (RCCG), the police confirmed.
ISLAMABAD -- Researchers from Harvard Medical School's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA, saw that the compound indole-3- carbinol (I3C) impeded tumour-growth in a mouse model of prostate cancer.
Charles Thomas "Tom" Hicks, 89, of Evansville, Indiana, passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at Deaconess Gateway Hospital.
He is the director of Rosenberg Clinical Cancer Center and chief of the Division of Hematology-Oncology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
OKLAHOMA CITY The American College of Cardiology has awarded Integris Deaconess, a campus of Integris Baptist Medical Center, the Chest Pain Center Accreditation with Primary PCI and Resuscitation and the Cardiac Cath Lab Accreditation.
Hospital operator Community Health Systems Inc (NYSE:CYH) reported on Monday the sale of its AllianceHealth Deaconess hospital in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to a subsidiary of INTEGRIS Health for an undisclosed value.
25 July 2018 - Tennessee, US-based medical office buildings owner Montecito Medical Real Estate has acquired the 30,803 square-foot Massachusetts, US-based Beth Israel Deaconess medical office building, the company said.
Terveystalo Oyj (HEL:TTALO), a large healthcare service company in Finland, announced on Friday that the Helsinki Deaconess Institute has appointed Laura Raitio as its new representative for Terveystalo's shareholders' nomination board, replacing Maija-Liisa Friman.
The debate over deaconesses in the Latin Church has continuously stumbled over ambiguities of terminology, particularly over the words for deaconess (diaconissa) and ordination (ordo, ordinare, ordinatio, etc.).