verb (used with object)
- deacon seat,
Origin of deacon
Examples from the Web for deacon
“His sermons were pretty much from his heart,” the deacon told us.
The deacon said he is demanding an explanation from Williams.
According to the deacon, Williams made countless house calls and hospital visits whenever he could.
Deacon Williams seemed to confirm this sentiment, saying, “as Christian people, we wanted him to get well.”Alabama Church Says HIV-Positive Preacher Slept With Flock|Matthew Paul Turner|October 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Paul employed his wife, a deacon in their Bowling Green presbyterian church, for damage control.
The Samuel Tompson referred to in the following entry seems to have been the son of the deacon, and was born Nov. 6, 1662.Some Phases of Sexual Morality and Church Discipline in Colonial New England|Charles Francis Adams
The deacon was still silent, and aunt Judith and Mrs. Farnham seemed to be knitting more rapidly than usual.Winter Fun|William O. Stoddard
I remember Mrs. Deacon Ranney and her frigid companions very distinctly.Eugene Field, A Study In Heredity And Contradictions|Slason Thompson
During a famine a rich man offered to supply a vast store of grain for public use provided he was made a deacon.Curiosities of Christian History|Croake James
He was a deacon of the church, very sedate and all that, and he said he wouldnt allow his daughter to marry a gun-runner.Dorothy Dixon and the Double Cousin|Dorothy Wayne
Word Origin for deacon
Old English deacon, diacon, from Late Latin diaconus, from Greek diakonos "servant of the church, religious official," literally "servant," from dia- "thoroughly" + PIE *kon-o-, from root *ken- "to set oneself in motion."