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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“Coarb.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coarb. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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