coadjutor

noun
co·​ad·​ju·​tor | \ ˌkō-ə-ˈjü-tər How to pronounce coadjutor (audio) , kō-ˈa-jə-tər How to pronounce coadjutor (audio) \

Definition of coadjutor

1 : one who works together with another : assistant
2 : a bishop assisting a diocesan bishop and often having the right of succession

Other Words from coadjutor

coadjutor adjective

Examples of coadjutor in a Sentence

he was appointed coadjutor to the president
Recent Examples on the Web Before he was consecrated bishop coadjutor, Bishop Spong served for 20 years as a priest in North Carolina and Virginia. Washington Post, 15 Sep. 2021 Curry, bishop coadjutor, currently assists retiring Bishop Sloan. al, 1 Dec. 2020 Curry will hold the title of bishop coadjutor, assisting retiring Bishop Kee Sloan, who steps down at the end of the year. al, 27 June 2020 Anchorage’s former archbishop, Paul Etienne, was appointed to that position in 2016 and moved to Seattle in 2019 to serve as the coadjutor archbishop there. Tess Williams, Anchorage Daily News, 20 May 2020 Whoever is elected will be ordained and consecrated as bishop coadjutor on June 27. Greg Garrison | Ggarrison@al.com, al, 2 Dec. 2019 He was ordained to the priesthood in 1952, named coadjutor bishop of Pereira by Pope Paul VI in 1971, head of the diocese five years later and archbishop of Bucaramanga, in north-central Colombia, in 1992. Sam Roberts, New York Times, 22 May 2018 In 1982, he was elected bishop coadjutor of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland — the position generally involves the administration of the diocese. Frederick N. Rasmussen, baltimoresun.com, 30 Apr. 2018 The pope in 2016 appointed Byrnes as coadjutor archbishop, who would permanently replace Apuron should Apuron resign, retire or be removed. Haidee V Eugenio, USA TODAY, 18 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of coadjutor

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for coadjutor

Middle English coadjutour, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin coadjutor, from Latin co- + adjutor helper, from adjuvare to help — more at aid

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“Coadjutor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coadjutor. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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