archdeacon (plural archdeacons)

  1. (ecclesiastical) In the Anglican and Eastern Orthodox systems, a senior administrative official in a diocese, just under the bishop, often in charge of an archdeaconry. As a title, it can be filled by either a deacon or priest.
Related terms Translations
  • French: archidiacre
  • German: Archidiakon
  • Italian: arcidiacono
  • Portuguese: arquidiácono, arcediago
  • Russian: архидья́кон
  • Spanish: arcediano, archidiácono

This text is extracted from the Wiktionary and it is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license | Terms and conditions | Privacy policy 0.003
Offline English dictionary