chamberdeacon

noun
plural -s

Definition of chamberdeacon

: any of certain impoverished Irish scholars at a 15th century English university

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First Known Use of chamberdeacon

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chamberdeacon

Middle English chambredeken, from chambre chamber + deken deacon

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“Chamberdeacon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chamberdeacon. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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