subdeacon

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Originated 1275–1325 from Middle English subdecon and -dekene, from Late Latin subdiāconus. See sub- +deacon.

Noun[edit]

subdeacon (plural subdeacons)

  1. A Catholic clerical rank below that of a deacon, obsolete in the Roman Catholic Church.
  2. A Catholic cleric who assists the deacon at High Mass and normally reads the Epistle at the Eucharist.

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References[edit]

  • Wikipedia-logo.png subdeacon on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • subdeacon” in The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.
  • subdeacon” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  • "subdeacon" in WordNet 2.0, Princeton University, 2003.

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