an altar attendant in public worship.
Roman Catholic Church.
a member of the highest-ranking of the four minor orders.
the order itself.
Compare (def 2), (def 2), (def 1).
any attendant, assistant, or follower.
Truthiness is as truthiness does, and clearly: acolyte Oren does truthiness very, very well.
Michael Oren’s Truthiness Emily L. Hauser March 5, 2013
Still, the tradition of a hero with a younger, or everyman, acolyte stretches back to antiquity.
Holy Homophobia, Batman! A Queer Reading of the Dark Knight Rich Goldstein July 25, 2014
Instead, he talks about cap-and-trade as if he is Al Gore’s acolyte and Barack Obama’s fellow student.
The Right-Wing Primal Scream John Batchelor October 23, 2008
In the meantime, he serves as an acolyte at Grace Episcopal Church, and has had the honor of carrying the cross.
Message to Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan: America’s Greater Than Ever Michael Daly August 14, 2012
Turnipseed was an earnest, charismatic liberal who was also a reformed George Wallace acolyte.
Forced Abortions and other South Carolina Dirty Tricks Ben Jacobs January 20, 2012
They carry copper bassoons ten feet long, so heavy that their bells have to rest on the shoulder of an acolyte.
From Pole to Pole Sven Anders Hedin
I was to wear the red gown and the white cape of an acolyte!
Maurice Tiernay Soldier of Fortune Charles James Lever
From the small door beside the chapel came a priest and his acolyte, a choir boy.
The Mercenary W. J. Eccott
Constans, in his capacity of acolyte, stood on the right of the altar.
The Doomsman Van Tassel Sutphen
We degrade thee from the order of an acolyte, taking from thee in token thereof this small pitcher and taper staff.
Scenes and Characters of the Middle Ages Edward Lewes Cutts
a follower or attendant
(Christianity) an officer who attends or assists a priest
early 14c., “inferior officer in the church,” from Old French acolite or directly from Medieval Latin acolytus (Late Latin acoluthos), from Greek akolouthos “following, attending on,” literally “having one way,” from a- “together with,” copulative prefix, + keleuthose “a way, road, path, track,” from PIE *qeleu- (cf. Lithuanian kelias “way”). In late Old English as a Latin word.
acom language An early system on the IBM 705. [Listed in CACM 2(5):16 (May 1959)]. (1994-11-08) American College of Occupational Medicine
a Pueblo Indian village near Albuquerque, New Mexico, built on a sandstone mesa: oldest continuously inhabited location in the U.S. Historical Examples The leaping of the chasm was not Captain Villagran’s only connection with the bloody doings at Acoma in the winter of 1598-99. The Spanish Pioneers Charles F. Lummis But Acoma itself seemed to […]
a mountain in W Argentina, in the Andes: the highest peak in the Western Hemisphere. 22,834 feet (6960 meters). Historical Examples Far away in the northeast the snowy mass of Aconcagua, loftiest of all American summits, floats like a white cloud on the horizon. South America Observations and Impressions James Bryce Aconcagua is one of […]
any plant belonging to the genus Aconitum, of the buttercup family, having irregular flowers usually in loose clusters, including species with poisonous and medicinal properties. Historical Examples The great man soon vanished, leaving behind him a harmless preparation of aconite and ipecacuanha. A Son of Hagar Sir Hall Caine They are only aconite and lettuce; […]