What does the word deacon mean?

Usage examples for deacon

  1. Right across the busy market- place they passed, before the deacon halted beneath the castle walls. – A Book of Quaker Saints by 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 by 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 by Charles Kingsley