- the office or dignity of a deacon.
- a body of deacons.
Origin of diaconate
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Examples from the Web for diaconate
The diaconate, the presbyter, priest or elder, and the επισκοπος or bishop.Mysticism and its Results
There was no historian of the diaconate of the early Church.
Let us examine the requirements for the diaconate of the early Church.
At the Diaconate school there was a fellow who wrote verses; and what has become of him?Walter Pieterse
During the last days of my diaconate, grace, no doubt, enlightened me.The Village Rector
Honore de Balzac
- the office, sacramental status, or period of office of a deacon
C17: from Late Latin diāconātus; see deacon
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