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An acolyte who carries a thurible.
[Latin thūrifer, incense-bearing : thūs, thūr-, incense; see thurible + -fer, -fer.]
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(Ecclesiastical Terms) a person appointed to carry the censer at religious ceremonies
[C19: from Latin, from tūs incense + ferre to carry]
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thu•ri•fer(ˈθʊər ə fər)
a person who carries the thurible in religious ceremonies.
[1850–55; < New Latin, n. use of Latin t(h)ūrifer incense-bearing =t(h)ūr-, s. of t(h)ūs incense + -i- -i- + -fer -fer]
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|Noun||1.||thurifer - an acolyte who carries a thurible|
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
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