Meaning of “deaconess” in the English Dictionary

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"deaconess" in British English

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deaconessnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌdiː.kəˈnes/ us /ˈdiː.kən.əs/

in some Churches, a woman who performs particular duties but who is not a deacon

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