from The Century Dictionary.
- noun One who sets on fire or kindles.
- noun In the early Christian church, the one who lighted and extinguished the candles on or about the altar. This office is now performed by an altar-boy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (R. C. Ch.) One of the functionaries who light and trim the tapers.
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- noun Roman Catholic Church One of the
functionarieswho lightand trim the tapers.
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Late Latin, from past participle accensus. See accend
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Roman Catholic, acolyte.
May 16, 2008