suffragan bishop

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Noun1.suffragan bishop - an assistant or subordinate bishop of a diocese
bishop - a senior member of the Christian clergy having spiritual and administrative authority; appointed in Christian churches to oversee priests or ministers; considered in some churches to be successors of the twelve Apostles of Christ
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The Queen has approved the nomination of the Reverend Dr Jillian Louise Calland Duff, MA, Director of Mellitus College, North West, to the Suffragan See of Lancaster, in the Diocese of Blackburn.
For 57 years of its existence, Victoria was a suffragan see under the influence of Oregon.