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n. pl. dea·con·ries
1. The office or position of a deacon.
2. Deacons considered as a group.
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n, pl -ries
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the office or status of a deacon
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) deacons collectively
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Deaconhood, Deaconry

 deacons of the church collectively, 1679.
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