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1. deacon

noun. ['ˈdiːkən'] a Protestant layman who assists the minister.

Synonyms

  • Protestant deacon
  • church officer

Antonyms

  • common man
  • commoner
  • lay reader

Etymology

  • diacon (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • diaconus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Deacon

  • puerto_rican
  • mcmeekin
  • topekan
  • mohican
  • weaken
  • tieken
  • rieken
  • rican
  • pekin
  • dziekan
  • beacon
  • eaken

How do you pronounce deacon?

Pronounce deacon as ˈdikən.

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Sentences with deacon


1. Noun, singular or mass
A deacon must be faithful to his wife, and he must manage his children and household well."

Quotes about deacon


1. Deacon Jones has been the most inspirational person in my football career.
- Jack Youngblood

2. From the pastor who has an affair with his secretary, to the jerk at the office who happens to be a deacon, to the overbearing boss who can’t miss his Monday night Bible study, Christians today cause more problems for the gospel than all the devil’s demons put together.
- Wes Moore, Forcefully Advancing

2. deacon

noun. ['ˈdiːkən'] a cleric ranking just below a priest in Christian churches; one of the Holy Orders.

Synonyms

  • Order
  • man of the cloth
  • Holy Order
  • reverend

Antonyms

  • laity
  • profane
  • temporalty
  • common person

Etymology

  • diacon (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • diaconus (Latin)
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