deaconess

[n] - a woman deacon
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Deaconess

Dea'con·ess noun (Eccl.) A female deacon ; as: (a) (Primitive Ch.) One of an order of women whose duties resembled those of deacons. (b) (Ch. of Eng. and Prot. Epis. Ch.) A woman set apart for church work by a bishop. (c) A woman chosen as a helper in church...
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deaconess

A woman set apart for church work by a bishop. ... A woman chosen as a helper in church work, as among the Congregationalists. ... Source: Websters Dictionary ... (01 Mar 1998) ...
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deaconess

noun a woman deacon
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Deaconess

• (n.) A female deacon • (n.) A woman chosen as a helper in church work, as among the Congregationalists. • (n.) A woman set apart for church work by a bishop. • (n.) One of an order of women whose duties resembled those of deacons.
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Deaconess

Deaconess is a non-clerical order developed in modern times in some Protestant denominations which sees to the care of women in the community. The term is also applied to some women in the early church. That word comes from a Greek word diakonos (διάκονος), whence deacon, which means a servant or helper and occurs frequently in the Christi...
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