from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See acolyte.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Same as acolyte.

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  • noun variant of acolyte


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  • Like the good Junipero, accompanied only by an acolyth and muleteer, he unsaddled his mules in a dusky

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 72, October, 1863 Various

  • There also was John of Viana buried, and there Reyner Haerlem the acolyth and many other devout Brothers and Clerks of the House of Florentius rest in peace.

    The Chronicle of the Canons Regular of Mount St. Agnes �� Kempis Thomas

  • Following him, a venerable old man comes tottering along, personating the acolyth, the bell-ringer, the sacristan, or other church dignitary, as may be necessary, croning out in his dreary voice, as he swings the burning censor, the second to the chants of the priest.

    Our War with Spain for Cuba's Freedom Trumbull White 1904

  • The temper of that imperfect acolyth was a little tried by the over-active discipline of his colleague in the surplice, and a sudden cuff administered as his taper fell to a horizontal position, caused him to leap back with a violence that proved too much for the slackened knot by which his cord was fastened.

    Romola George Eliot 1849

  • I am only a lector; but next month I shall be an exorcist, and before long an acolyth. "

    The Cloister and the Hearth Charles Reade 1849


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