noun Roman Catholic Church.
the degree or grade of acolyte, exorcist, lector, or ostiary.
Compare major order.
Origin of minor order
First recorded in 1835–45
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Contemporary Examples of minor order
At the time, Valli was in Europe, married to a fascist type who was minor-order royalty.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014