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  • n. One of the functionaries who light and trim the tapers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of the functionaries who light and trim the tapers.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who sets on fire or kindles.
  • n. In the early Christian church, the one who lighted and extinguished the candles on or about the altar. This office is now performed by an altar-boy.

Etymologies

Late Latin, from past participle accensus. See accend (Wiktionary)

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  • Roman Catholic, acolyte.

    May 16, 2008