diaconal

[ dahy-ak-uh-nl ]
/ daɪˈæk ə nl /

adjective

pertaining to a deacon.

Nearby words

  1. diachrony,
  2. diachylon,
  3. diacid,
  4. diacidic,
  5. diaclasis,
  6. diaconate,
  7. diaconicon,
  8. diacritic,
  9. diacritical,
  10. diactinic

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

diaconal

/ (daɪˈækənəl) /

adjective

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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