from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The office or position of an archdeacon.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The office or order of archdeacons.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. office or position of an archdeacon
Medieval Latin archidiāconātus, from Late Latin archidiāconus, archdeacon; see archdeacon.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)