Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun acolyte

1 sense of acolyte

Sense 1
acolyte -- (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)
       => clergyman, reverend, man of the cloth -- (a member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church)
       => Holy Order, Order -- ((usually plural) the status or rank or office of a Christian clergyman in an ecclesiastical hierarchy; "theologians still disagree over whether `bishop' should or should not be a separate Order")

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