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Deaconess

Webster's Dictionary

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(1):

(n.) One of an order of women whose duties resembled those of deacons.

(2):

(n.) A woman set apart for church work by a bishop.

(3):

(n.) A female deacon

(4):

(n.) A woman chosen as a helper in church work, as among the Congregationalists.

Bibliography Information
Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Deaconess'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​web/​d/deaconess.html. 1828.
 
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