Subdiaconate
Subdiaconate Sub`di*ac"o*nate, a. Of or pertaining to a subdeacon, or to the office or rank of a subdeacon. [1913 Webster]

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  • Subdiaconate — Sub di*ac o*nate, n. The office or rank of a subdeacon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • subdiaconate — [sub΄dī ak′ə nit] n. [ML(Ec) subdiaconatus < LL(Ec)] the office or position of a subdeacon …   English World dictionary

  • subdiaconate — /sub duy ak euh nit, nayt /, n. 1. the office or dignity of a subdeacon. 2. a body of subdeacons. Also, subdeaconate. [1715 25; SUB + DIACONATE] * * * …   Universalium

  • subdiaconate — sub·diaconate …   English syllables

  • subdiaconate — /sʌbdaɪˈækənət/ (say subduy akuhnuht) noun 1. the office or dignity of a subdeacon. 2. a body of subdeacons …   Australian English dictionary

  • subdiaconate — “+ noun Etymology: Late Latin subdiaconatus, from subdiaconus subdeacon + Latin atus ate : the office or rank of a subdeacon …   Useful english dictionary

  • Subdeacon — • The subdiaconate is the lowest of the sacred or major orders in the Latin Church. It is defined as the power by which one ordained as a subdeacon may carry the chalice with wine to the altar, prepare the necessaries for the Eucharist, and read… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Holy Orders — • The sacrament by which grace and spiritual power for the discharge of ecclesiastical offices are conferred. Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Holy Orders     Holy Orders      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Subdeacon — (or sub deacon) is a title used in various branches of Christianity.Eastern OrthodoxyA subdeacon is the highest of the minor orders of clergy in the Eastern Orthodox Church. This order is higher than the reader and lower than the deacon. The… …   Wikipedia

  • Celibacy of the Clergy — • The renunciation of marriage implicitly or explicitly made, for the more perfect observance of chastity, by all those who receive the Sacrament of Orders in any of the higher grades Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Celibacy of the… …   Catholic encyclopedia

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