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acolyte (s) (noun), acolytes (pl)
1. An assistant or a follower who admires or helps someone to accomplish an objective: The philosophy professor was having dinner with two of her acolytes who assist her at the university.
2. Someone who helps the person who leads a church service or assists the celebrant in a religious service or procession: The acolytes of the priest were helping him prepare the various aspects needed for the church service.
3. Etymology: directly or via Old French, from ecclesiastical Latin acolytus; from Greek akolouthos, "follower, attendant", from a-, "together" + keleuthos, "path".
An assistant or follower.
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An assistant, or follower, who helps another person accomplish his or her objectives. (1)