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Of or concerning a deacon or the diaconate.

[Late Latin diāconālis, from diāconus, deacon; see deacon.]
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(Ecclesiastical Terms) of or associated with a deacon or the diaconate
[C17: from Late Latin diāconālis, from diāconus deacon]
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pertaining to a deacon.
[1605–15; < Late Latin diāconālis. See deacon, -al1]
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Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Lena Heyn, RN, PhD, Bachelor of Nursing, Lovisenberg Diaconal University College, Lovisenberggt.