[ dahy-ak-uh-nl ]
/ daɪˈæk ə nl /


pertaining to a deacon.

Origin of diaconal

From the Late Latin word diāconālis, dating back to 1605–15. See deacon, -al1
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Examples from the Web for diaconal

  • The widows were soon entrusted with diaconal tasks connected with the worship, and received a corresponding respect.

  • The executive business of Christian Brethren is managed by deacons; but the diaconal stage has not yet been reached in Preston.

British Dictionary definitions for diaconal


/ (daɪˈækənəl) /


of or associated with a deacon or the diaconate

Word Origin for diaconal

C17: from Late Latin diāconālis, from diāconus deacon
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