subdeacon

[ suhb-dee-kuh n, suhb-dee- ]
/ sʌbˈdi kən, ˈsʌbˌdi- /

noun

a member of the clerical order next below that of deacon.

Origin of subdeacon

1275–1325; Middle English subdecon, -dekene < Late Latin subdiāconus. See sub-, deacon
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British Dictionary definitions for subdeacon

subdeacon
/ (ˌsʌbˈdiːkən) /

noun mainly RC Church

a cleric who assists at High Mass
(formerly) a person ordained to the lowest of the major orders

Derived forms of subdeacon

subdeaconate (sʌbˈdiːkənɪt), noun
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