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coadjutor

[ koh-aj-uh-ter, koh-uh-joo-ter ]
/ koʊˈædʒ ə tər, ˌkoʊ əˈdʒu tər /
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noun
an assistant.
an assistant to a bishop or other ecclesiastic.
a bishop who assists another bishop, with the right of succession.
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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 forms of coadjutor

coadjutress 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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