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subdeacon

noun sub·dea·con \-ˈdē-kən\

Definition of SUBDEACON

:  a cleric ranking below a deacon: as
a :  a cleric in the lowest of the former major orders of the Roman Catholic Church
b :  an Eastern Orthodox or Armenian cleric in minor orders
c :  a clergyman performing the liturgical duties of a subdeacon

Origin of SUBDEACON

Middle English subdecon, from Anglo-French subdiakene, from Late Latin subdiaconus, from Latin sub- + Late Latin diaconus deacon — more at deacon
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with SUBDEACON

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