coadjutor

[koh-aj-uh-ter, koh-uh-joo-ter]
noun
1.
an assistant.
2.
an assistant to a bishop or other ecclesiastic.
3.
a bishop who assists another bishop, with the right of succession.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Latin, equivalent to co- co- + adjūtor helper (adjū- base of adjuvāre to help (cf. adjutant) + -tor -tor)

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coadjutor (kəʊˈædʒʊtə)
 
n
1.  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]
 
co'adjutress
 
fem n
 
co'adjutrix
 
fem n

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He was also a patron, friend, and coadjutor of the mission.
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