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subdeacon

[ suhb-dee-kuhn, suhb-dee- ]
/ sʌbˈdi kən, ˈsʌbˌdi- /
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noun
a member of the clerical order next below that of deacon.
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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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