Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    A priest’s assistant.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In ecclesiastical law. A minister or servant in the church, whose office ls to assist the priest in divine service and the distribution of the sacrament. It is the lowest order in the Church of England.