Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The office or ministry of a deacon; deaconship.
  • noun A body of deacons taken collectively.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The state of being a deacon; office of a deacon; deaconship.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The state or office of being a deacon; deaconship.

Etymologies

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deacon +‎ -hood

Examples

  • The Mormon Church wouldn't admit African-Americans to deaconhood.

    CNN Transcript Dec 9, 2007

  • Cardinal Manning, Cardinal Manning decided to postpone his ordination from the deaconhood into priesthood for one year, only so that he could go on and abuse other victims.

    CNN Transcript Jul 16, 2007

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