Definition of Archdeacons

1. Noun. (plural of archdeacon) ¹



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Definition of Archdeacons

1. archdeacon [n] - See also: archdeacon

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Archdeacons

archchamberlain
archchamberlains
archchancellor
archchancellors
archchemic
archcompetitor
archcompetitors
archconservatism
archconservative
archconservatives
archcriminal
archcriminals
archdeacon
archdeaconries
archdeaconry
archdeacons (current term)
archdeaconship
archdeaconships
archdean
archdeans
archdeceiver
archdeceivers
archdemon
archdemons
archdevil
archdevils
archdiocesan
archdiocese
archdioceses
archdruid

Literary usage of Archdeacons

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1. The Ecclesiastical Law by Richard Burn, Robert Philip Tyrwhitt (1824)
"The archdeacons in their visitation shall see that Account in writing] And it would ... Concerning archdeacons, we do ordain, that they visit the churches ..."

2. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1870)
"Archbishops, 2 ; bishops, 26 ; deans, 30 ; archdeacons, 71 ; benefices, ... The Lower House consists of 6 deans, ] 5 archdeacons, 7 proctors for the ..."

3. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"The power oí the archdeacons rested upon custom and prescription, not «pon Ihe canon law; and though the bishops could not break, they could circumvent it. ..."

4. The Works of the Rev. Joseph Bingham by Joseph Bingham (1855)
"Yet I shall not deny, but that in Gratian's time it might be as he represents it ; for probably by this time the archdeacons were chosen out of the order of ..."

5. Publications by Manx Society, Brandeis Lawyers' Society (1871)
"... series of the archdeacons of Man: It is thought fit to insert them here anew. archdeacons OF MAN. LAURENCE was from this dignity made bishop 1249. ..."

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