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A boy who is an altar server.
(Ecclesiastical Terms) RC Church Church of England a boy serving as an acolyte
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]
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|Noun||1.||altar boy - a boy serving as an acolyte |
acolyte - 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