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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