Prelate vs Deacon - What's the difference?

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Prelate is a related term of deacon.

As a proper noun prelate

is a village in saskatchewan, canada.

As a noun deacon is

(church history) a designated minister of charity in the early church (see acts 6:1-6).

As a verb deacon is

(christianity|music) for a choir leader to lead a hymn by speaking one or two lines at a time, which are then sung by the choir.



(en noun)
  • A clergyman of high rank and authority, having jurisdiction over an area or a group of people; normally a bishop.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Hear him but reason in divinity, / You would desire the king were made a prelate .
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  • Derived terms

    * prelateship * prelatess * prelatic * prelatical * prelatise * prelatist * prelatize * prelatry


  • (obsolete) To act as a prelate.
  • * Latimer
  • Right prelating is busy labouring, and not lording.






    (en noun)
  • (Church history) A designated minister of charity in the early Church (see Acts 6:1-6).
  • (Roman Catholicism) A clergyman ranked directly below a priest, with duties of helping the priests and carrying out parish work.
  • (Protestantism) Free Churches : A lay leader of a congregation who assists the pastor.
  • (Protestantism) Anglicanism : An ordained clergyman usually serving a year prior to being ordained presbyter, though in some cases they remain a permanent deacon.
  • (Protestantism) Methodism : A separate office from that of minister, neither leading to the other; instead there is a permanent deaconate.
  • (freemasonry) A junior lodge officer.
  • (Mormonism) The lowest office in the (Aaronic priesthood), generally held by 12 or 13 year old boys or recent converts.
  • (US, animal husbandry) A male calf of a dairy breed, so called because they are usually ed (see below).
  • (Scotland) The chairman of an incorporated company.
  • Derived terms

    * archdeacon * deaconal * deaconate * deaconess * deaconize * deaconry * deacon-seat * subdeacon

    See also

    * (wikipedia "deacon") * diaconate


    (en verb)
  • (Christianity, music) For a choir leader to lead a hymn by speaking one or two lines at a time, which are then sung by the choir.
  • (US, animal husbandry) To kill a calf shortly after birth.
  • (US) To place fresh fruit at the top of a barrel or other container, with spoiled or imperfect fruit hidden beneath.
  • * {{quote-book, 1902, (George Horace Lorimer), Old Gorgon Graham citation
  • , passage=It's like buying a barrel of apples that's been deaconed — after you've found that the deeper you go the meaner and wormier the fruit, you forget all about the layer of big, rosy, wax-finished pippins that was on top.}}


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