- an assistant.
- an assistant to a bishop or other ecclesiastic.
- a bishop who assists another bishop, with the right of succession.
Origin of coadjutor
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Examples from the Web for coadjutor
Shall I have to scold my coadjutor, or to reason with an intellect like this?Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit
There is no hope of any security but in making the Coadjutor a cardinal.
I told you beforehand that you would be swayed by the Coadjutor.
But as they cried at the same time "God save the Coadjutor!"
The messenger had heard the cry of "God bless the Coadjutor!"
- a bishop appointed as assistant to a diocesan bishop
- rare an assistant
C15: via Old French from Latin co- together + adjūtor helper, from adjūtāre to assist, from juvāre to help
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