diaconate

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noun di·ac·o·nate \ -ˈa-kə-nət , -ˌnāt \

Definition of diaconate

1 :the office or period of office of a deacon or deaconess
2 :an official body of deacons

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First Known Use of diaconate

circa 1751


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