- Acolyte Ac`o*lyte, n. [LL. acolythus, acoluthus, Gr. ?
following, attending: cf. F. acolyte.]
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.
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.