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deaconess

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noun dea·con·ess \ˈdē-kə-nəs\

Simple Definition of deaconess

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of deaconess

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

15th Century

First Known Use of deaconess

15th century


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