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Subdeacon

Subdeacon. An order of Christian minister below deacon. It was originally a minor order, and remains so in Eastern churches; in the Roman Catholic Church it became a major order in the 13th cent., but was suppressed altogether in 1972.

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subdeacon

subdeacon XIV. — ecclL. subdiaconus, also subdiacon — ecclGr. hupodiákonos; see SUB-, DEACON.

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