Deaconship Dea"con*ship, n. The office or ministry of a deacon or deaconess. [1913 Webster]

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  • Diaconate — Di*ac o*nate, n. [L. diaconatus: cf. F. diaconat.] The office of a deacon; deaconship; also, a body or board of deacons. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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