hi·er·o·dule (hīər-ə-dl′, -dyl′)
A slave serving in an ancient temple, as in Greece or Anatolia, in the service of a specific deity.
[Late Latin hierodūlus, from Greek hierodoulos : hieron, temple (from neuter of hieros, holy; see eis- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots) + doulos, slave.]
hi′er·o·dulic (-dlĭk, -dy-) adj.
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