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coadjutor

[koh-aj-uh-ter, koh-uh-joo-ter] /koʊˈædʒ ə tər, ˌkoʊ əˈdʒu tər/
noun
1.
an assistant.
2.
an assistant to a bishop or other ecclesiastic.
3.
a bishop who assists another bishop, with the right of succession.
Origin of coadjutor
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Latin, equivalent to co- co- + adjūtor helper (adjū- base of adjuvāre to help (cf. adjutant) + -tor -tor)
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coadjutor

/kəʊˈædʒʊtə/
noun
1.
a bishop appointed as assistant to a diocesan bishop
2.
(rare) an assistant
Derived Forms
coadjutress, coadjutrix, noun:feminine
Word Origin
C15: via Old French from Latin co- together + adjūtor helper, from adjūtāre to assist, from juvāre to help
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