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acolyte (AK-uh-lite) noun

1. One who assists the celebrant in the performance of liturgical rites.

2. A devoted follower or attendant.

[Middle English acolit, from Old French, from Medieval Latin acolytus, from Greek akolouthos, attendant.]

"He might have had many more lovers had he not hankered after the adoration of acolytes." Michael Glover, books: Not a recluse in the pub, Independent on Sunday, 22 Aug 1999.

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