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minor order

noun, Roman Catholic Church
1.
the degree or grade of acolyte, exorcist, lector, or ostiary.
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Origin
1835-1845
1835-45
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British Dictionary definitions for minor orders

minor orders

plural noun
1.
(RC Church) the four lower degrees of holy orders, namely porter, exorcist, lector, and acolyte Compare major orders
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