Origin of subdiaconateEcclesiastical Medieval Latin subdiaconatus ; from Ecclesiastical Late Latin
Origin of subdiaconateLate Latin subdiaconatus, from subdiaconus, subdeacon (partial translation of Late Greek hupodiakonos) : Latin sub-, sub- + Late Latin diaconus, deacon; see deacon.
- The office or rank of a subdeacon.
- Of or relating to a subdeacon, or to the office or rank of a subdeacon.
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