Associations to the word «Archdeacon»


ARCHDEACON, noun. (ecclesiastical) In the Anglican and Eastern Orthodox systems, a senior administrative official in a diocese, just under the bishop, often in charge of an archdeaconry. As a title, it can be filled by either a deacon or priest.

Dictionary definition

ARCHDEACON, noun. (Anglican Church) an ecclesiastical dignitary usually ranking just below a bishop.

Wise words

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