Meaning of archdeacon


Pronunciation: (ärch'dē'kun), [key]
— n.
  1. an ecclesiastic, ranking next below a bishop and having charge of the temporal and external administration of a diocese, with jurisdiction delegated from the bishop.
  2. a title of honor conferred only on a member of a cathedral chapter.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
See also: