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  • acolyte — [ akɔlit ] n. m. • XIIe; lat. ecclés. acolythus, gr. akolouthos « suivant, serviteur » 1 ♦ Relig. cathol. (av. 1972) Clerc élevé à l acolytat, dont l office est de servir à l autel. ⇒ servant. 2 ♦ (XVIIe) Fig. Surtout péj. Compagnon, complice qu… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • acolyte — /ak euh luyt /, n. 1. an altar attendant in public worship; altar boy. 2. Rom. Cath. Ch. a. a member of the highest ranking of the four minor orders. b. the order itself. Cf. exorcist (def. 2), lector (def. 2), ostiary (def. 1) …   Universalium

  • Acólito — (Del lat. acolytus < gr. akolithos, que sigue o acompaña.) ► sustantivo masculino 1 RELIGIÓN Clérigo que ha recibido la orden del acolitado. 2 RELIGIÓN Monaguillo, el que ayuda al sacerdote en la celebración de la misa. 3 Persona que sigue y… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Akolyth — Ako|lyth, der; en u. s, en [mlat. acolythus, acoluthus < griech. akólouthos = Begleiter, Diener] (kath. Kirche): 1. ↑ Laie (2), der während der ↑ 1Messe (1) bestimmte Dienste am Altar verrichtet. 2. (früher) Kleriker im 4. Grad der niederen… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • acolyte — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French & Medieval Latin; Anglo French, acolit, from Medieval Latin acoluthus, from Middle Greek akolouthos, from Greek, adjective, following, from a , ha together (akin to Greek homos same) + keleuthos… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • anacoluthon — noun (plural anacolutha; also thons) Etymology: Late Latin, from Late Greek anakolouthon inconsistency in logic, from Greek, neuter of anakolouthos inconsistent, from an + akolouthos following, from ha , a together + keleuthos path …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Anacoluthon — An anacoluthon is a rhetorical device that can be loosely defined as a change of syntax within a sentence. More specifically, anacoluthons (or anacolutha ) are created when a sentence abruptly changes from one structure to another. Grammatically …   Wikipedia

  • Acolyte — NOTOC This article is about religious acolytes. For other uses, see Acolyte (disambiguation). In many Christian denominations, an acolyte is anyone who performs ceremonial duties such as lighting altar candles. In other Christian Churches, the… …   Wikipedia

  • Byzantine aristocracy and bureaucracy — The Byzantine Empire had a complex system of aristocracy and bureaucracy, which was inherited from the Roman Empire. At the apex of the pyramid stood the Emperor, sole ruler and divinely ordained, but beneath him a multitude of officials and… …   Wikipedia

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