deaconry

[ dee-kuh n-ree ]
/ ˈdi kən ri /

noun, plural dea·con·ries.

the office of a deacon.
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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British Dictionary definitions for deaconry

deaconry
/ (ˈdiːkənrɪ) /

noun plural -ries

the office or status of a deacon
deacons collectively
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