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Definition 1: a cleric ranking just below a priest in Christian churches; one of the Holy Orders - [noun denoting person]

(deacon is a kind of ...) a member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church

(deacon is a kind of ...) (usually plural) the status or rank or office of a Christian clergyman in an ecclesiastical hierarchy

"theologians still disagree over whether `bishop' should or should not be a separate Order"

Definition 2: a Protestant layman who assists the minister - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for deacon in the sense of this definition

(deacon is a kind of ...) a church official

(... is a kind of deacon ) a woman deacon

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