coadjutor

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co·ad·ju·tor

 (kō′ə-jo͞o′tər, kō-ăj′ə-tər)
n.
1. A coworker; an assistant.
2. Ecclesiastical A subordinate bishop designated as an assistant and usually as a successor to the bishop of a given diocese.

[Middle English coadjutour, assistant, from Latin coadiūtor : co-, co- + adiūtor, assistant (from adiūtāre, to aid; see adjutant).]

coadjutor

(kəʊˈædʒʊtə)
n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a bishop appointed as assistant to a diocesan bishop
2. rare an assistant
[C15: via Old French from Latin co- together + adjūtor helper, from adjūtāre to assist, from juvāre to help]
coˈadjutress, coˈadjutrix fem n

co•ad•ju•tor

(koʊˈædʒ ə tər, ˌkoʊ əˈdʒu tər)

n.
1. an assistant.
2. a bishop who assists another bishop and has the right of succession.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin, =co- co- + adjūtor helper (adjū-, base of adjuvāre to help (compare adjutant) + -tor -tor)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coadjutor - an assistant to a bishop
assistant, helper, help, supporter - a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; "my invaluable assistant"; "they hired additional help to finish the work"

coadjutor

noun
A person who holds a position auxiliary to another and assumes some of the superior's responsibilities: