coarb

noun
co·arb | \ˈkōˌärb\
plural -s

Definition of coarb 

in the early Irish and Scottish churches

: the incumbent of an abbey or bishopric as successor to the patron saint or founder

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History and Etymology for coarb

Irish Gaelic comharba successor, from Old Irish comarbe heir, from com- with, together + orbe inheritance; akin to Greek orphanos orphan

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