Etymology: Late Latin acolythus, acoluthus, Greek (follower, attendant) following, attending: compare French acolyte
- (Ecclesiastical): One who has received the highest of the four minor orders in the Catholic church, being ordained to carry the wine and water and the lights at the Mass.
- One who attends; an assistant.
- With such chiefs, and with James and John as acolytes - Motley
- A follower or helper.
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