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[dee-kuh n-ree]
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noun, plural dea·con·ries.
  1. the office of a deacon.
  2. deacons collectively.
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Origin of deaconry

First recorded in 1425–75, deaconry is from the late Middle English word dekenry. See deacon, -ry
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Related Words for deaconry

priesthood, ministry, pastorate, cardinalate, rabbinate, conclave, prelacy, canonicate, canonry, deaconry, diaconate

British Dictionary definitions for deaconry


noun plural -ries
  1. the office or status of a deacon
  2. deacons collectively
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