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:
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Gemma Galgani was refused entry into convent life because of her poor health; Josefa Menendez was delayed many times before gaining permission to become a coadjutrix sister.
For example, the Constitutions of the Sacred Heart sisters try to minimize the conflict by stating that the choir sisters should regard the "lowly and obscure duties" of coadjutrix sisters "with a secret appreciation and a certain kind of envy, and be always disposed to render them every service in their power as far as obedience enjoins or permits.