Meaning of “deacon” in the English Dictionary

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"deacon" in British English

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deaconnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdiː.kən/ us /ˈdiː.kən/

mainly UK in some churches, an official, either male or female, who is below a priest in rank and who performs some of the duties of a priest

mainly US in some churches, a lay person (= an ordinary person without religious training) who helps with the running and organization of the church

(Definition of “deacon” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"deacon" in American English

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deaconnoun [ C ]

us /ˈdi·kən/

(in some church groups) a church official of lower rank than a priest, or a church member who helps a minister

(Definition of “deacon” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)