noun \ˈdē-kə-nəs\

: a woman in some Christian churches who has special duties : a female deacon

Full Definition of DEACONESS

:  a woman chosen to assist in the church ministry; specifically :  one in a Protestant order

First Known Use of DEACONESS

15th century


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