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deacon

noun [C] uk   /ˈdiː.kən/ us  
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
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