Pronunciation: (ak'u-līt"),[key] —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).
3. any attendant, assistant, or follower.