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A church official, as in the Anglican Church, who is in charge of temporal and other affairs in a diocese, with powers delegated from the bishop.
[Middle English archedeken, from Old English arcediakon, from Late Latin archidiāconus, from Late Greek arkhidiākonos : Greek arkhi-, archi- + Greek diākonos, deacon.]
arch·dea′con·ate (-kə-nĭt) n.
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1. (Anglicanism) an Anglican clergyman ranking just below a bishop and having supervisory duties under the bishop
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a clergyman of similar rank in other Churches
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an ecclesiastic who ranks next below a bishop and has administrative responsibility for a diocese.
arch`dea′con•ate, arch`dea′con•ry, n.
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|Noun||1.||archdeacon - (Anglican Church) an ecclesiastical dignitary usually ranking just below a bishop|
Anglican Church, Anglican Communion, Church of England - the national church of England (and all other churches in other countries that share its beliefs); has its see in Canterbury and the sovereign as its temporal head
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archdeacon[ˈɑːtʃˈdiːkən] N → arcediano m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
archdeacon[ˌɑːrtʃˈdiːkən] n → archidiacre m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
archdeacon[ˈɑːtʃˈdiːkən] n → arcidiacono
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