The definition of a deacon is a member of the Catholic church who is in the position just below priest.(noun)
An example of a deacon is the person who oversees church charities.
See deacon in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME deken < OE deacon < LL(Ec) diaconus, a servant of the church, deacon < Gr diakonos, servant, messenger (in N.T., deacon) < dia- (see dia-) + -konein, to strive < IE base *ken- > L conari, to try, W digon, can
See deacon in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English deken
Origin: , from Old English dīacon
Origin: , from Late Latin diāconus
Origin: , perhaps from Greek diākonos, attendant, minister.
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