subdeaconate

subdeaconate

[suhb-dee-kuh-nit, -neyt]
noun

Origin:
1875–80; subdeacon + -ate3

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subdeacon (ˌsʌbˈdiːkən)
 
n
1.  a cleric who assists at High Mass
2.  (formerly) a person ordained to the lowest of the major orders
 
subdeaconate
 
n

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