cardinal deacon

noun

Definition of cardinal deacon

: a member of the third order of cardinals who is also titular chief officer of a Roman deaconry

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History and Etymology for cardinal deacon

translation of Medieval Latin diaconus cardinalis

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“Cardinal deacon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cardinal%20deacon. Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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