Definition Of acolyte


a person assisting the celebrant in a religious service or procession.

There were scores of acolytes and priests, preparing to begin the ritual.

Example Of acolyte

  • A bishop and his acolyte attend her, while courtiers in black robes emerge from the gloom on either side of the bed.

  • A Derrida acolyte describes the first, giddy days of her conversion.

  • After a triumphal festival performance in California last month, Smith and co will soon tour with a string of acolytes supporting.

  • Afterward he commented to me that I had reminded him of his days as an acolyte when he was a teenager.

  • But he also set an undisputed world record, for the number of aides, acolytes , spongers and hangers-on that he assembled in one place at the same time.

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