/ (ˌɑːkɪdaɪˈækənɪt) /
the office, term of office, or area of jurisdiction of an archdeacon
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A good brass (now affixed to the wall) commemorates Alcock's (p. 284) predecessor in the archidiaconate, Richard Bole .Highways and Byways in Cambridge and Ely|Rev. Edward Conybeare.