Coadjutor Definition

kōə-jo͝otər, kō-ăjə-tər
noun
An assistant; helper.
Webster's New World
A person, often another bishop, appointed to assist a bishop, often becoming the successor.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Coadjutor

Noun

Singular:
coadjutor
Plural:
coadjutors

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

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