What does the word archdeacon mean?

Usage examples for archdeacon

  1. Geoffrey, Archdeacon of Norwich, who was intrusted with a considerable office in the court of exchequer, being informed of it while sitting on the bench, observed to his colleagues the danger of serving under an excommunicated king; and he immediately left his chair, and departed the court. – The History of England, Volume I by David Hume
  2. The worship of, by Southern- Slavonic races not adequately studied, 14; has not yet vanished from the creed of the Balkans, 30 Nedelyko, Archdeacon. – Hero Tales and Legends of the Serbians by Woislav M. Petrovitch
  3. At Red River I called on the Reverend Archdeacon Cowley at his Indian Mission home. – By Canoe and Dog-Train by Egerton Ryerson Young