suffect

noun
suf·​fect | \ (¦)sə¦fekt \
plural -s

Definition of suffect

: a Roman consul elected to complete the term of one who vacated office before the end of the year

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History and Etymology for suffect

Latin (consul) suffectus, from consul + suffectus, past participle of sufficere to put in place of

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“Suffect.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/suffect. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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