coadjutor

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noun co·ad·ju·tor \ˌkō-ə-ˈjü-tər, kō-ˈa-jə-tər\

Definition of coadjutor

  1. 1 :  one who works together with another :  assistant

  2. 2 :  a bishop assisting a diocesan bishop and often having the right of succession

coadjutor

adjective

Examples of coadjutor in a sentence

  1. <he was appointed coadjutor to the president>

Origin and Etymology of coadjutor

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


First Known Use: 15th century


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