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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Acolyte

AC'OLYTE,

In the ancient church, one of the subordinate officers, who lighted the lamps, prepared the elements of the sacraments, attended the bishops, etc. An officer of the like character is still employed in the Romish Church.