Acolyte

Acolyte
Acolyte Ac`o*lyte, n. [LL. acolythus, acoluthus, Gr. ? following, attending: cf. F. acolyte.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Eccl.) One who has received the highest of the four minor orders in the Catholic church, being ordained to carry the wine and water and the lights at the Mass. [1913 Webster]

2. One who attends; an assistant. ``With such chiefs, and with James and John as acolytes.'' --Motley. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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