noun \(ˌ)ärch-ˈdē-kən\

: a church official who assists a bishop

Full Definition of ARCHDEACON

:  a clergyman having the duty of assisting a diocesan bishop in ceremonial functions or administrative work


Middle English archedeken, from Old English arcediacon, from Late Latin archidiaconus, from Late Greek archidiakonos, from Greek archi- + diakonos deacon
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with ARCHDEACON


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