English version


From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Christianity
deaconessdea‧con‧ess /ˌdiːkəˈnes $ ˈdiːkənəs/ noun [countable]  RRCRRCa female religious official, in some Christian churches, who is just below the rank of a priest
Examples from the Corpus
deaconessLater while training as a deaconess in London she saw his funeral in 1912.Because my grandmother was active in the church and had been a deaconess, she knew a lot of people.An elderly deaconess who refused to denounce her faith during a riot against Christians.So she calmly sat down with deaconess Pat Phillips to plan the funeral.
Pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
Click on the pictures to check.