coadjutor

noun

co·​ad·​ju·​tor ˌkō-ə-ˈjü-tər How to pronounce coadjutor (audio) kō-ˈa-jə-tər How to pronounce coadjutor (audio)
1
: one who works together with another : assistant
2
: a bishop assisting a diocesan bishop and often having the right of succession
coadjutor adjective

Examples of coadjutor in a Sentence

he was appointed coadjutor to the president
Recent Examples on the Web Coyne was named archbishop coadjutor on June 25, 2023. Ed Stannard, Hartford Courant, 1 May 2024 Schnurr came to Cincinnati in 2008 as coadjutor archbishop and took over as archbishop about a year later, upon the retirement of former Archbishop Daniel Pilarczyk. Dan Horn, The Enquirer, 7 May 2024 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

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Word History

Etymology

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, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of coadjutor was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Coadjutor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coadjutor. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

coadjutor

noun
co·​ad·​ju·​tor ˌkō-ə-ˈjüt-ər How to pronounce coadjutor (audio) kō-ˈaj-ət-ər How to pronounce coadjutor (audio)
1
: one who works together with another : assistant
2
: a bishop assisting a diocesan bishop and often having the right of succession
coadjutor adjective
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