archdeacon

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Etymology[edit]

arch- + deacon, or Late Latin archidiaconus.

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archdeacon (plural archdeacons)

  1. In the Anglican and Eastern Orthodox systems, a senior administrative official in a diocese, just under the bishop, often in charge of an archdeaconry. As a title, it can be filled by either a deacon or priest.

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