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suffragan

noun suf·fra·gan \ ˈsə-fri-gən , -jən \

Definition of suffragan

1 : a diocesan bishop (as in the Roman Catholic Church and the Church of England) subordinate to a metropolitan
2 : an Anglican or Episcopal bishop assisting a diocesan bishop and not having the right of succession

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Origin and Etymology of suffragan

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin suffraganeus, from suffragium support, prayer


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suffragan

adjective

Definition of suffragan

1 : of or being a suffragan
2 : subordinate to a metropolitan or archiepiscopal see

First Known Use of suffragan

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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