What does the word acolyte mean?

Usage examples for acolyte

  1. This little acolyte of half a century before was now a prince of the church, and the Cardinal Archbishop of Toledo. – The Shadow of the Cathedral by Vicente Blasco Ibañez
  2. Ah, raven hair, From such a plight Could you not spare One acolyte? – The Two Vanrevels by Booth Tarkington
  3. I trusted my acolyte to do that part of the work; and it was very, very wrong of me not to have made sure that he had done it!... – Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things by Lafcadio Hearn