noun suf·fect \(¦)sə¦fekt\

Definition of suffect



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

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Origin and Etymology of suffect

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

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