- an assistant; helper
- a person, often another bishop, appointed to assist a bishop, often becoming the successor
Origin of coadjutorMiddle English from Old French coadjuteur from Late Latin coadjutor from Classical Latin co-, together + adjutor, assistant from adjuvare: see aid
- A coworker; an assistant.
- Ecclesiastical A subordinate bishop designated as an assistant and usually as a successor to the bishop of a given diocese.
Origin of coadjutorMiddle English coadjutour assistant from Latin coadiūtor co- co- adiūtor assistant ( from adiūtāre to aid ; see adjutant . )
From Old French coadjuteur, from Latin coadiūtor, from co- + adiūtor (“helper”).