- 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 coadi&umacron;tor : co-, co- + adi&umacron;tor, assistant (from adi&umacron;tare, to aid; see adjutant).
From Old French coadjuteur, from Latin coadiūtor, from co- + adiūtor (“helper”).