Coadjutor meaning

kōə-jo͝otər, kō-ăjə-tər
A coworker; an assistant.
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(ecclesiastical) A subordinate bishop designated as an assistant and usually as a successor to the bishop of a given diocese.
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An assistant; helper.
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A person, often another bishop, appointed to assist a bishop, often becoming the successor.
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An assistant or helper.
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(ecclesiastical) An assistant to a bishop.
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Origin of coadjutor

  • Middle English coadjutour assistant from Latin coadiūtor co- co- adiūtor assistant (from adiūtāre to aid adjutant)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French coadjuteur, from Latin coadiūtor, from co- + adiūtor (“helper”).

    From Wiktionary