Deacon - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈdiːkən|  American pronunciation of the word deacon
Brit.  |ˈdiːk(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word deacon

noun

- a Protestant layman who assists the minister
- a cleric ranking just below a priest in Christian churches; one of the Holy Orders

Examples

...my cousin was married by his uncle, who is also a deacon in his church...

Word forms

noun
singular: deacon
plural: deacons
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