altar server
noun Date: 1980 a boy or girl who assists the celebrant in a liturgical service

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • altar boy — /ˈɔltə bɔɪ/ (say awltuh boy), /ˈɒl / (say ol ) noun an altar attendant of minor rank; server; acolyte …   Australian English dictionary

  • server — /ˈsɜvə/ (say servuh) noun 1. someone who serves. 2. that which serves or is used in serving, as a salver, serving spoon or fork. 3. Ecclesiastical an attendant on the celebrant during the Mass, who arranges the altar, makes the responses, etc. 4 …   Australian English dictionary

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