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deaconry

[dee-kuh n-ree] /ˈdi kən ri/
noun, plural deaconries.
1.
the office of a deacon.
2.
deacons collectively.
Origin of deaconry
late Middle English
1425-1475
First recorded in 1425-75, deaconry is from the late Middle English word dekenry. See deacon, -ry
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deaconry

/ˈdiːkənrɪ/
noun (pl) -ries
1.
the office or status of a deacon
2.
deacons collectively
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