deaconry

noun
dea·​con·​ry | \ -kənrē \
plural -es

Definition of deaconry

2 Roman Catholicism : a chapel in the city of Rome under the care of a cardinal deacon also : the charitable institution to which it was formerly attached

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History and Etymology for deaconry

Middle English dekenry, from dekne, dekene deacon + -ry

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“Deaconry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deaconry. Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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