suffragan

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1suf·fra·gan

noun \ˈsə-fri-gən, -jən\

Definition of SUFFRAGAN

1
:  a diocesan bishop (as in the Roman Catholic Church and the Church of England) subordinate to a metropolitan
2
:  an Anglican or Episcopal bishop assisting a diocesan bishop and not having the right of succession

Origin of SUFFRAGAN

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin suffraganeus, from suffragium support, prayer
First Known Use: 14th century

2suffragan

adjective

Definition of SUFFRAGAN

1
:  of or being a suffragan
2
:  subordinate to a metropolitan or archiepiscopal see

First Known Use of SUFFRAGAN

15th century

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