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DEACON

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does deacon mean? 

DEACON (noun)
  The noun DEACON has 2 senses:

1. a Protestant layman who assists the minister
2. a cleric ranking just below a priest in Christian churches; one of the Holy Orders

  Familiarity information: DEACON used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DEACON (noun)


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Meaning:

A Protestant layman who assists the minister

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

deacon; Protestant deacon

Hypernyms ("deacon" is a kind of...):

church officer (a church official)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "deacon"):

deaconess (a woman deacon)


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Meaning:

A cleric ranking just below a priest in Christian churches; one of the Holy Orders

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("deacon" is a kind of...):

clergyman; man of the cloth; reverend (a member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church)

Holy Order; Order ((usually plural) the status or rank or office of a Christian clergyman in an ecclesiastical hierarchy)


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