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Acolyte

Acolyte, In the W. Church, one of the minor orders, first heard of in 251 in Rome. His function is to assist the priest and deacon at the mass, but later, acolytes and subdeacons take over most functions in the liturgy of the other minor orders.

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acolyte

acolyte a person assisting a priest in a religious service or procession. Recorded from Middle English, the word comes via Old French or ecclesiastical Latin, from Greek akolouthos ‘follower’.

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acolyte

ac·o·lyte / ˈakəˌlīt/ • n. a person assisting the celebrant in a religious service or procession. ∎  an assistant or follower.

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acolyte

acolyte (eccl.) member of one of the minor orders of the Church XIV; minor attendant XVI. — OF. acolite (mod. -yte) or ecclL. acolytus, -it(h)us — Gr. akólouthos follower.

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