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  1. 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.
    Quotations
    • With such chiefs, and with James and John as acolytes - Motley
  3. A follower or helper.

Etymology

Late Latin acolythus, acoluthus, Greek ακόλουθος (follower, attendant) following, attending: compare French acolyte





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