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 (dī-ăk′ə-nĭt, -nāt′)
1. The rank, office, or tenure of a deacon.
2. Deacons considered as a group.

[Late Latin diāconātus, from diāconus, deacon; see deacon.]


(daɪˈækənɪt; -ˌneɪt)
(Ecclesiastical Terms) the office, sacramental status, or period of office of a deacon
[C17: from Late Latin diāconātus; see deacon]


(daɪˈæk ə nɪt, -ˌneɪt)

1. the office, rank, or term of a deacon.
2. a body of deacons.
[1720–30; < Late Latin diāconātus.]


the rank or office of a deacon.
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15-28, 2017): As a woman who has been a student in diaconate formation for four years in the 1990s in my diocese (knowing I could not be ordained simply because I am female), I would pray that should women be ordained to the diaconate that they will be referred to as deacon, not deaconess, not female deacon, but with respect given to physicians, firefighters, police officers, senators, and many others.
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born on December 25, 1939 in Toronto, beloved husband of Emma Winsor Barron (nee Elton), member of the Order of the Diaconate.
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