dorcastry

noun
dor·​cas·​try | \ ˈdȯrkəstrē \
plural -es

Definition of dorcastry

: a church auxiliary organized to plan and execute benevolent work

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History and Etymology for dorcastry

Dorcas, Christian woman of Joppa celebrated in the early church for her good works (Acts 9:36) + English -try (as in deviltry)

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“Dorcastry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dorcastry. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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