Name: Deacon

Origin and Meaning of the Name Deacon

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    A deacon is the name given to someone who works in the Christian church but is not a priest or minister - the role can change from denomination to denomination. As a verb, to deacon has various meanings. It can mean 'to pack fruit or vegetables so that only the finest are shown', 'to falsify', 'to castrate a pig or another animal' or 'to read aloud before singing'.

    Deacon White (whose real first name was James) was an early American baseball player.

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