verb (used with object)
- deacon seat,
Origin of deacon
Examples from the Web for deaconship
David Kline is advanced in the ministry, and John Long is elected to the deaconship.
They might possess spiritual gift independently altogether of their deaconship.The Assembly of God|C. (Charles) H. (Henry) Mackintosh
He was struck down 10 before he got the Deaconship, and lives his lost life in mine.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume XV|Robert Louis Stevenson
But Calphurnius first served God a long time in the deaconship, and at length closed his days in the priesthood.
His proficiency in evangelical perfection was equally rapid, so that he was soon raised to the holy order of Deaconship.
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."