Definition of Archdeacon

1. Noun. (Anglican Church) an ecclesiastical dignitary usually ranking just below a bishop.

Category relationships: Anglican Church, Anglican Communion, Church Of England
Generic synonyms: Clergyman, Man Of The Cloth, Reverend
Derivative terms: Archidiaconal



Definition of Archdeacon

1. n. In England, an ecclesiastical dignitary, next in rank below a bishop, whom he assists, and by whom he is appointed, though with independent authority.

Definition of Archdeacon

1. Noun. In the Anglican and Eastern Orthodox systems, a senior administrative official in a diocese, just under the bishop, often in charge of an archdeaconry. As a title, it can be filled by either a deacon or priest. ¹

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Definition of Archdeacon

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Archdeacon

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archbishoprics
archbishops
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archchamberlains
archchancellor
archchancellors
archchemic
archcompetitor
archcompetitors
archconservatism
archconservative
archconservatives
archcriminal
archcriminals
archdeacon (current term)
archdeaconries
archdeaconry
archdeacons
archdeaconship
archdeaconships
archdean
archdeans
archdeceiver
archdeceivers
archdemon
archdemons
archdevil
archdevils
archdiocesan

Literary usage of Archdeacon

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1. A Dictionary of Christian Antiquities: Being a Continuation of the by Sir William Smith, Samuel Cheetham (1875)
"Probably this was a duty of the archdeacon in the East as well as in the West; at least it U difficult to account for the ..."

2. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1909)
"In 1S40 he was appointed archdeacon of Lewes in (be diocese of Chichester, and chaplain ... archdeacon Hare combined thorough scholarship, original thought, ..."

3. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"the archdeacon by his visitations relieving the bishop of the minutiae of ... The archdeacon had thus become; on the one hand, the oculus episcopi, ..."

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