[ suhb-dahy-ak-uh-nit, -neyt ]
/ ˌsʌb daɪˈæk ə nɪt, -ˌneɪt /
the office or dignity of a subdeacon.
a body of subdeacons.
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Of these the 12 juniors on the list had not at that time received the subdiaconate.The Great Pestilence (A.D. 1348-9)|Francis Aidan Gasquet
British Dictionary definitions for subdiaconate
/ (ˌsʌbdaɪˈækənɪt, -ˌneɪt) /
the rank or office of a subdeacon
Derived forms of subdiaconatesubdiaconal, adjective
Word Origin for subdiaconate
C18: from Medieval Latin subdiaconus subdeacon + -ate ²; see deacon
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