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acolyte (plural acolytes)
- (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.
- An attendant, assistant or follower.
- (assistant): sidekick
Catholic church: highest of the minor orders; ordained to carry wine, water and lights at the Mass
in general: assistant
acolyte m (plural acolytes)