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English noun: acolyte

1. acolyte (person) someone who assists a priest or minister in a liturgical service; a cleric ordained in the highest of the minor orders in the Roman Catholic Church but not in the Anglican Church or the Eastern Orthodox Churches


Broader (hypernym)clergyman, Holy Order, man of the cloth, Order, reverend


Narrower (hyponym)altar boy, thurifer









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