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coadjutor

[ koh-aj-uh-ter, koh-uh-joo-ter ]

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.


coadjutor

/ kəʊˈædʒʊtə /

noun

  1. a bishop appointed as assistant to a diocesan bishop
  2. rare.
    an assistant


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Derived Forms

  • coˈadjutress, noun:feminine
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Word History and Origins

Origin of coadjutor1

1400–50; late Middle English < Latin, equivalent to co- co- + adjūtor helper ( adjū- base of adjuvāre to help ( adjutant ) + -tor -tor )
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Word History and Origins

Origin of coadjutor1

C15: via Old French from Latin co- together + adjūtor helper, from adjūtāre to assist, from juvāre to help
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Example Sentences

The young fellow was Coadjutor of Strasburg, almost from the time of getting into short-clothes.

He was therefore, in my belief, an able coadjutor with judge Abell in bringing on the massacre of July 30.

The headstrong and forward temper of the person who was appointed his coadjutor crowned all his uneasiness.

Accident, however, that frequent favourer of bold projects, came to her aid in the shape of a more efficient coadjutor.

During his absence, a number of missionaries, making in all six priests and nine coadjutor brothers, had been sent from Portugal.

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