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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Acolyte  \Ac`o*lyte\,  n.  [LL.  acolythus  acoluthus  Gr  ? 
  following,  attending:  cf  F.  acolyte.] 
  1.  (Eccl.)  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. 
 
  2.  One  who  attends;  an  assistant.  ``With  such  chiefs,  and 
  with  James  and  John  as  acolytes.''  --Motley. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  acolyte 
  n  :  one  who  assists  a  minister  in  a  liturgical  service 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  acolyte  n.  obs.  [TMRC]  An  {OSU}  privileged  enough  to  submit 
  data  and  programs  to  a  member  of  the  {priesthood}. 
 
 




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