Servant vs Deacon - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between servant and deacon

is that servant is one who is hired to perform regular household or other duties, and receives compensation. As opposed to a slave while deacon is a designated minister of charity in the early Church (see Acts 6:1-6).

As verbs the difference between servant and deacon

is that servant is to subject while deacon is for a choir leader to lead a hymn by speaking one or two lines at a time, which are then sung by the choir.

servant

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Alternative forms

* servaunt (obsolete) * (obsolete)

Noun

(en noun)
  • One who is hired to perform regular household or other duties, and receives compensation. As opposed to a slave.
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  • *:As a political system democracy seems to me extraordinarily foolish, but I would not go out of my way to protest against it. My servant is, so far as I am concerned, welcome to as many votes as he can get. I would very gladly make mine over to him if I could.
  • One who serves another, providing help in some manner.
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  • Derived terms

    * assigned servant * civil servant * manservant * maidservant * public servant * servantly

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To subject.
  • (Shakespeare)
    (Webster 1913)

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    deacon

    English

    Noun

    (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

    Verb

    (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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