- an ecclesiastic, ranking next below a bishop and having charge of the temporal and external administration of a diocese, with jurisdiction delegated from the bishop.
- Roman Catholic Church. a title of honor conferred only on a member of a cathedral chapter.
Origin of archdeacon
Related Words for archdeaconbishop, pastor, vicar, confessor, curate, preacher, abbot, rector, dean, divine, ecclesiastic, chaplain, prelate, lecturer, shepherd, cleric, clerk, missionary, monk, deacon
Examples from the Web for archdeacon
Contemporary Examples of archdeacon
Later, she was made an Archdeacon after her work with the homeless in Dublin.9 Crazy Sinead O’Connor Moments
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Historical Examples of archdeacon
We advise you to communicate with the nearest Rural Dean or Archdeacon.
It included Archdeacon Wealthy, who served as its spokesman.
"Pardon me, Mr. Archdeacon, we have nothing to do with that," said the Minister.
"We've been, sir," said the Archdeacon, and then followed an explanation of the Bishop's powerlessness.
I think I've heard that sentiment before somewhere, Mr. Archdeacon.
- an Anglican clergyman ranking just below a bishop and having supervisory duties under the bishop
- a clergyman of similar rank in other Churches