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acolyte

a·co·lyte

acolyte

 
 
pronunciation:
ae k laIt
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a person who assists a clergyman in religious services, esp. Roman Catholic.
It was the young acolyte's first experience of lighting the candles for the service, and his hands were slightly shaky.
synonyms:
altar boy
similar words:
assistant, attendant, cleric, novice, server
definition 2: a follower or helper.
synonyms:
admirer, devotee, follower
similar words:
adherent, assistant, attendant, camp follower, groupie, helper