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subdiaconate

[suhb-dahy-ak-uh-nit, -neyt] /ˌsʌb daɪˈæk ə nɪt, -ˌneɪt/
noun
1.
the office or dignity of a subdeacon.
2.
a body of subdeacons.
Also, subdeaconate.
Origin
1715-1725
1715-25; sub- + diaconate
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British Dictionary definitions for subdiaconate

subdiaconate

/ˌsʌbdaɪˈækənɪt; -ˌneɪt/
noun
1.
the rank or office of a subdeacon
Derived Forms
subdiaconal, adjective
Word Origin
C18: from Medieval Latin subdiaconus subdeacon + -ate²; see deacon
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