1. [ noun ] (work) a Protestant layman who assists the minister
Synonyms: Protestant_deacon
Related terms: church_officer deaconess
2. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 9716
3. [ noun ] (Roman Catholic,religion,Christianity) a cleric ranking just below a priest in Christian churches; one of the Holy Orders
Synonyms: Catholic_deacon
Related terms: clergyman holy_order
Similar spelling:   dexone