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Synonyms for deacon

a Protestant layman who assists the minister

a cleric ranking just below a priest in Christian churches

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Though the amount of these alms is not noted in the surviving sources, it was probably comparable to the fifteen stuivers per week received by another female demoniac from Utrecht's Reformed deaconry - a substantial amount, certainly equal to whatever a weaver's wife might have contributed to the family budget had she been fit to work.
Stadsarchief II 1315, Financial Accounts of the Reformed Deaconry, Utrecht.