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Meaning of DEACONESS

Pronunciation:  'deekunis

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a woman deacon
 

DEACONESS is a 9 letter word that starts with D.

 

 See Also: deacon, Protestant deacon

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Dea"con*ess\, n. (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 work, as among the
    Congregationalists.

 
Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

Rom. 16:1, 3, 12; Phil. 4:2, 3; 1 Tim. 3:11; 5:9, 10; Titus 2:3, 4). In these passages it is evident that females were then engaged in various Christian ministrations. Pliny makes mention of them also in his letter to Trajan (A.D. 110).

 

 

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