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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.]
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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]
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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.||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|
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
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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'.
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acolyte[ˈækəʊlaɪt] n (Rel) (liter) → accolito
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