deaconry

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

Definition of deaconry 

1 : diaconate

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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