subdiaconate

[suhb-dahy-ak-uh-nit, -neyt]
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. subdebutante,
  2. subdelirium,
  3. subdeltoid bursa,
  4. subderivative,
  5. subdiaconal,
  6. subdigastric node,
  7. subdistrict,
  8. subdivide,
  9. subdivision,
  10. subdominant


Origin of subdiaconate

First recorded in 1715–25; sub- + diaconate

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British Dictionary definitions for subdiaconate

subdiaconate

noun

the rank or office of a subdeacon
Derived Formssubdiaconal, adjective

Word Origin for subdiaconate

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

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