deacon Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"deacon" in British English

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deaconnoun [C]

uk   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 layperson (= an ​ordinaryperson without ​religioustraining) who ​helps with the ​running and ​organization of the ​church
(Definition of deacon from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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deaconnoun [C]

 us   /ˈdi·kən/
(in some ​churchgroups) a ​churchofficial of ​lowerrank than a ​priest, or a ​churchmember who ​helps a ​minister
(Definition of deacon from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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