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noun 
  1. (Church History) A designated minister of charity in the early Church (see Acts 6:1-6).
  2. A clergyman ranked directly below a priest, with duties of helping the priests and carrying out parish work.
  3. (Nonconformist) An officer appointed with responsibility for secular matters relating to a congregation.
  4. (freemasonry) A junior Lodge officer.
Etymology: Old English diacon, from ecclesiastical Latin diaconus, from Greek "servant, minister".


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