deaconry

deaconry

[dee-kuhn-ree]
noun, plural deaconries.
1.
the office of a deacon.
2.
deacons collectively.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English dekenry. See deacon, -ry

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deaconry (ˈdiːkənrɪ)
 
n , pl -ries
1.  the office or status of a deacon
2.  deacons collectively

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