Meaning of acolyte

ac•o•lyte

Pronunciation: (ak'u-līt"), [key]
— n.
  1. an altar attendant in public worship; altar boy.
    1. a member of the highest-ranking of the four minor orders.
    2. the order itself. Cf. exorcist (def. 2),lector(def. 2),ostiary(def. 1).
  2. any attendant, assistant, or follower.
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