coadjutor

[ koh-aj-uh-ter, koh-uh-joo-ter ]
/ koʊˈædʒ ə tər, ˌkoʊ əˈdʒu tər /

noun

an assistant.
an assistant to a bishop or other ecclesiastic.
a bishop who assists another bishop, with the right of succession.

Nearby words

  1. coactively,
  2. coadaptation,
  3. coadapted,
  4. coade stone,
  5. coadjutant,
  6. coadunate,
  7. coadventure,
  8. coagency,
  9. coagent,
  10. coagglutinin

Origin of coadjutor

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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British Dictionary definitions for coadjutor

coadjutor

/ (kəʊˈædʒʊtə) /

noun

a bishop appointed as assistant to a diocesan bishop
rare an assistant
Derived Formscoadjutress or coadjutrix, fem n

Word Origin for coadjutor

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

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