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ac·o·lyte

 (ăk′ə-līt′)
n.
1. A person who assists the celebrant in the performance of liturgical rites.
2. A devoted follower or attendant.

[Middle English acolit, from Old French, from Medieval Latin acolytus, from Greek akolouthos, attendant; see anacoluthon.]

acolyte

(ˈækəˌlaɪt)
n
1. a follower or attendant
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity an officer who attends or assists a priest
[C16: via Old French and Medieval Latin from Greek akolouthos a follower]

ac•o•lyte

(ˈæk əˌlaɪt)

n.
1. an altar attendant in public worship; altar boy.
2. any attendant, assistant, or follower.
[1275–1325; Middle English< Medieval Latin acolytus < Greek akólouthos follower, attendant]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.acolyte - someone who assists a priest or minister in a liturgical serviceacolyte - someone who assists a priest or minister in a liturgical service; a cleric ordained in the highest of the minor orders in the Roman Catholic Church but not in the Anglican Church or the Eastern Orthodox Churches
altar boy - a boy serving as an acolyte
clergyman, man of the cloth, reverend - a member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church
thurifer - an acolyte who carries a thurible
Holy Order, Order - (usually plural) the status or rank or office of a Christian clergyman in an ecclesiastical hierarchy; "theologians still disagree over whether `bishop' should or should not be a separate Order"

acolyte

noun
1. follower, fan, supporter, pupil, convert, believer, admirer, backer, partisan, disciple, devotee, worshipper, apostle, cohort (chiefly U.S.), fan club (informal), adherent, henchman, habitué, votary To his acolytes, he is known simply as 'The Boss'.
2. attendant, assistant, follower, helper, altar boy When they reached the shrine, acolytes removed the pall.
Translations

acolyte

[ˈækəʊlaɪt] N
1. (Rel) → acólito m, monaguillo m
2. (fig) → acólito/a m/f

acolyte

[ˈækəlaɪt] n
(secular)acolyte m
(religious)acolyte m

acolyte

n (Eccl) (Catholic) → Akoluth m; (Protestant: = server) → Messdiener(in) m(f), → Ministrant(in) m(f); (fig)Gefolgsmann m/-frau f

acolyte

[ˈækəʊlaɪt] n (Rel) (liter) → accolito