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diaconal

[dahy-ak-uh-nl] /daɪˈæk ə nl/
adjective
1.
pertaining to a deacon.
Origin of diaconal
1605-1615
1605-15; < Late Latin diāconālis. See deacon, -al1
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  • The executive business of Christian Brethren is managed by deacons; but the diaconal stage has not yet been reached in Preston.

  • The widows were soon entrusted with diaconal tasks connected with the worship, and received a corresponding respect.

British Dictionary definitions for diaconal

diaconal

/daɪˈækənəl/
adjective
1.
of or associated with a deacon or the diaconate
Word Origin
C17: from Late Latin diāconālis, from diāconusdeacon
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