deacon

Part of speech:

DEACONESS.

Part of speech: noun

A subordinate church officer.

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Usage examples "deacon":

  1. Right across the busy market- place they passed, before the deacon halted beneath the castle walls. - "A Book of Quaker Saints", Lucy Violet Hodgkin.
  2. No one spoke, but some of us knowed it belonged to old Deacon Wells, an absent- minded old cuss, but the deacon had a family of nigh on to ten kids. - "The Plunderer", Roy Norton.
  3. Raphael, sickened with disgust, half- turned to follow him: but his better angel conquered, and he obeyed the summons of the deacon who ushered him in. - "Hypatia or, New Foes with an Old Face", Charles Kingsley.