Synonyms for acolyte

Grammar : Noun
Spell : ak-uh-lahyt
Phonetic Transcription : ˈæk əˌlaɪt

Définition of acolyte

Origin :
  • early 14c., "inferior officer in the church," from Old French acolite or directly from Medieval Latin acolytus (Late Latin acoluthos), from Greek akolouthos "following, attending on," literally "having one way," from a- "together with," copulative prefix, + keleuthose "a way, road, path, track," from PIE *qeleu- (cf. Lithuanian kelias "way"). In late Old English as a Latin word.
  • noun attendant, usually in a church
Example sentences :
  • I was to wear the red gown and the white cape of an acolyte!
  • Extract from : « Maurice Tiernay Soldier of Fortune » by Charles James Lever
  • An acolyte does well not to express his emotions too clearly.
  • Extract from : « Pagan Passions » by Gordon Randall Garrett
  • As an acolyte, after all, he rated just barely above a layman; he had no powers whatever.
  • Extract from : « Pagan Passions » by Gordon Randall Garrett
  • If you weren't an acolyte, I'd take a poke at you just to see you bounce.
  • Extract from : « Pagan Passions » by Gordon Randall Garrett
  • "The only Kano, the only Kano," mused the acolyte over his tea.
  • Extract from : « The Dragon Painter » by Mary McNeil Fenollosa
  • Constans, in his capacity of acolyte, stood on the right of the altar.
  • Extract from : « The Doomsman » by Van Tassel Sutphen
  • An acolyte appeared, followed by the aged priest in his surplice.
  • Extract from : « Original Short Stories, Volume 12 (of 13) » by Guy de Maupassant
  • The acolyte's positive statement, indeed, left no room for doubt.
  • Extract from : « The Bride of the Nile, Complete » by Georg Ebers
  • The Tashi Lama takes off his mitre and hands it to an acolyte.
  • Extract from : « Trans-Himalaya, Vol. 1 (of 2) » by Sven Hedin
  • Willie, a sort of acolyte, manoeuvred the chair as directed.
  • Extract from : « Indiscretions of Archie » by P. G. Wodehouse

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