coadjutor

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

noun

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

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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Related Words for coadjutor

colleague, helper, associate, co-worker

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British Dictionary definitions for coadjutor

coadjutor

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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