subdiaconate

[ suhb-dahy-ak-uh-nit, -neyt ]
/ ˌsʌb daɪˈæk ə nɪt, -ˌneɪt /

noun

the office or dignity of a subdeacon.
a body of subdeacons.

Origin of subdiaconate

First recorded in 1715–25; sub- + diaconate
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subdiaconate

/ (ˌsʌbdaɪˈækənɪt, -ˌneɪt) /

noun

the rank or office of a subdeacon

Derived Forms

subdiaconal, adjective

Word Origin for subdiaconate

C18: from Medieval Latin subdiaconus subdeacon + -ate ²; see deacon
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