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 (kō′ə-jo͞o′tər, kō-ăj′ə-tər)
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).]


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


(koʊˈædʒ ə tər, ˌkoʊ əˈdʒu tər)

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"


A person who holds a position auxiliary to another and assumes some of the superior's responsibilities:
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To take my orders from the coadjutor and to see if we cannot wake up Mazarin a little.
The magistrate, upon the encouragement of so learned a coadjutor, and upon the violent intercession of the squire, was at length prevailed upon to seat himself in the chair of justice, where being placed, upon viewing the muff which Jones still held in his hand, and upon the parson's swearing it to be the property of Mr Western, he desired Mr Fitzpatrick to draw up a commitment, which he said he would sign.
Here they found them comfortably encamped: twenty-two prime trappers, all well appointed, with excellent horses in capital condition led by Milton Sublette, and an able coadjutor named Jarvie, and in full march for the Malade hunting ground.
While we smile at the simplicity of his heart and the narrowness of his views, which made him regard everything out of the direct path of his daily duty, and the rigid exigencies of the service, as trivial and impertinent, which inspired him with contempt for the swelling vanity of some of his coadjutors, and the literary exercises and curious researches of others, we cannot but applaud that strict and conscientious devotion to the interests of his employer, and to what he considered the true objects of the enterprise in which he was engaged.
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