English

Definition of archdeacon noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

archdeacon

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌɑːtʃˈdiːkən//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɑːrtʃˈdiːkən//
 
 
jump to other results
a priest just below the rank of bishop, especially in the Anglican Church Word Origin Old English arce-, ercediacon, from ecclesiastical Latin archidiaconus, from ecclesiastical Greek arkhidiakonos, from arkhi- ‘chief’ + diakonos ‘servant’ (in ecclesiastical Greek ‘Christian minister’).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: archdeacon