Diaconate meaning

dī-ăkə-nĭt, -nāt
The rank, office, or tenure of a deacon.
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Deacons considered as a group.
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The rank, office, or tenure of a deacon.
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A group or board of deacons.
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The rank of a deacon.
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Deacons considered as a group.
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A body or board of deacons.
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The period of office of a deacon.
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Origin of diaconate

  • Late Latin diāconātus from diāconus deacon deacon

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition