diaconate

[dahy-ak-uh-nit, -neyt]
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Origin of diaconate

From the Late Latin word diāconātus, dating back to 1720–30. See deacon, -ate3
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Examples from the Web for diaconate

Historical Examples of diaconate

  • The diaconate, the presbyter, priest or elder, and the επισκοπος or bishop.

  • There was no historian of the diaconate of the early Church.

    Deaconesses in Europe

    Jane M. Bancroft

  • Let us examine the requirements for the diaconate of the early Church.

    Deaconesses in Europe

    Jane M. Bancroft

  • At the Diaconate school there was a fellow who wrote verses; and what has become of him?

  • During the last days of my diaconate, grace, no doubt, enlightened me.

    The Village Rector

    Honore de Balzac


British Dictionary definitions for diaconate

diaconate

noun
  1. the office, sacramental status, or period of office of a deacon

Word Origin for diaconate

C17: from Late Latin diāconātus; see deacon
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