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deaconry

[ dee-kuhn-ree ]

noun

, plural dea·con·ries.
  1. the office of a deacon.
  2. deacons collectively.


deaconry

/ ˈdiːkənrɪ /

noun

  1. the office or status of a deacon
  2. deacons collectively


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Word History and Origins

Origin of deaconry1

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

The good Kerkabon rather chose to see his nephew invested with military honors than in the sub-deaconry.

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