acolyte

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Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin acolythus, from Ancient Greek ἀκόλουθος (akolouthos, follower, attendant).

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Noun[edit]

acolyte (plural acolytes)

  1. (ecclesiastical) One who has received the highest of the four minor orders in the Catholic Church, being ordained to carry the wine, water and lights at Mass.
  2. An attendant, assistant or follower.

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(assistant): sidekick

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Noun[edit]

acolyte m (plural acolytes)

  1. (religion) acolyte
  2. henchman, sidekick