Synonyms for deacon

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The thin examiner held the high office of deacon of the church.

"Never mind, brother," replied the good Deacon, recovering his temper.

She said it would be a comfort for her to do it, for they would be so soft for the Deacon's feet.

I know this, anyway, that she just about worships the Deacon.

It was Deacon Pitts who spoke, but in a tone hushed to the key of the unexpected.

The deacon he opened his Bible, an' whirled over the leaves.

In every Christian enterprise Deacon Sheldon has been among the foremost.

The deacon nosed the old and evil-smelling scow into the bank.

Late that afternoon the deacon returned and hung his nets up to dry.

"Look out for your own men, my son," answered the Deacon, in whom the fire of battle was burning.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English deacon, diacon, from Late Latin diaconus, from Greek diakonos "servant of the church, religious official," literally "servant," from dia- "thoroughly" + PIE *kon-o-, from root *ken- "to set oneself in motion."

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