Definition of Deaconess

1. Noun. A woman deacon.

Generic synonyms: Deacon, Protestant Deacon



Definition of Deaconess

1. n. A female deacon

Definition of Deaconess

1. Noun. A female deacon. ¹

2. Noun. A female servant in the early Christian church. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Deaconess

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Medical Definition of Deaconess

1. A woman set apart for church work by a bishop. A woman chosen as a helper in church work, as among the Congregationalists. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Deaconess

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deaconess (current term)
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Literary usage of Deaconess

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1909)
"The deaconess idea as carried out at Kaiserswerth was formally commended by Dr. ... 1883) with the office of deaconess, and it was generally regarded as a ..."

2. The Methodist Year-book by William Harrison De Puy (1913)
"Several of the deaconess Homes give the disciplinary courses of study and prepare students for deaconess work, and so greatly aid in supplying the demand ..."

3. The Methodist Review (1897)
"The project did not, however, succeed, the demand for deaconess work then being not ... After tracing the growth and development of the several deaconess ..."

4. The Church Cyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Church Doctrine, History by Angelo Ames Benton (1883)
"(1) No deaconess or deaconess institution shall officially accept or resign ... (2) A deaconess shall be at liberty to re-ign her commission as deaconess, ..."

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