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subdeacon

[suhb-dee-kuh n, suhb-dee-] /sʌbˈdi kən, ˈsʌbˌdi-/
noun
1.
a member of the clerical order next below that of deacon.
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English subdecon, -dekene < Late Latin subdiāconus. See sub-, deacon
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  • The orthodox church has two minor orders, those of reader and subdeacon.
British Dictionary definitions for subdeacon

subdeacon

/ˌsʌbˈdiːkən/
noun (mainly RC Church)
1.
a cleric who assists at High Mass
2.
(formerly) a person ordained to the lowest of the major orders
Derived Forms
subdeaconate (sʌbˈdiːkənɪt) noun
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