Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who sets on fire or kindles.
  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (R. C. Ch.) One of the functionaries who light and trim the tapers.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Roman Catholic Church One of the functionaries who light and trim the tapers.

Etymologies

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Late Latin, from past participle accensus. See accend

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  • Roman Catholic, acolyte.

    May 16, 2008