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Aco'lothist. n.s. [ακολουθέω, Gr.] One of the lowest order in the Romish church, whose office is to prepare the elements for the offices, to light the church, &c.

In the Romish communion it is duty, according to the papal law, when the bishop sings mass, to order all the inferior clergy to appear in their proper habits; and to see that all the offices of the church be rightly performed; to ordain the acolothist, to keep the sacred vessels, &c. Ayliffe's Parergon.

Sources: Ayliffe, John (43)

Attributes: Greek (126) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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