Part of speech: noun

An attendant in religious service; altar- boy.

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Usage examples "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", Vicente Blasco IbaƱez.
  2. Ah, raven hair, From such a plight Could you not spare One acolyte? - "The Two Vanrevels", 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", Lafcadio Hearn.