Definition of deacon noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    deacon

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    NAmE//ˈdikən//
     
     
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  1. 1(in the Roman Catholic, Anglican, and Orthodox Churches) a religious leader just below the rank of a priest
  2. 2(in some Nonconformist Churches) a person who is not a member of the clergy, but who helps a minister with church business affairs
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