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diaconate


diaconate


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Diaconate  \Di*ac"o*nate\,  n.  [L.  diaconatus:  cf  F.  diaconat.] 
  The  office  of  a  deacon;  deaconship;  also  a  body  or  board  of 
  deacons. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Diaconate  \Di*ac"o*nate\,  a. 
  Governed  by  deacons.  ``Diaconate  church.''  --T.  Goodwin.