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archdeacon

[ ahrch-dee-kuhn ]
/ 藞蓱rt蕛藞di k蓹n /
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noun
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.
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Origin of archdeacon

before 1000; Middle English archideken,Old English arcediacon<Late Latin archidi膩conus<Greek archidi膩虂konos.See arch-1, deacon

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British Dictionary definitions for archdeacon

archdeacon
/ (藞蓱藧t蕛藞di藧k蓹n) /

noun
an Anglican clergyman ranking just below a bishop and having supervisory duties under the bishop
a clergyman of similar rank in other Churches
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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