Definition of bishop coadjutor
1 : a Roman Catholic bishop assisting a diocesan and usually having the right of succession
2a : a Church of England bishop appointed or consecrated to assist an infirm diocesan in matters of jurisdiction as well as in the performance of purely episcopal duties b : a Protestant Episcopal bishop elected as assistant to a diocesan with right of succession upon the latter's death or resignation
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