- the office or dignity of a subdeacon.
- a body of subdeacons.
Origin of subdiaconate
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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
- the rank or office of a subdeacon
C18: from Medieval Latin subdiaconus subdeacon + -ate ²; see deacon
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