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Definition of "coadjutor" [co•ad•ju•tor]

  • A coworker; an assistant. See Synonyms at assistant. (noun)
  • An assistant to a bishop, especially one designated to succeed the bishop. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "coadjutor" in a sentence
  • "The smaller one, whom I have called the coadjutor, because her throne was less elevated than the princess ', put her finger on a button and a violent ringing broke the silence of the vast hallway."
  • "Coadjutors are also temporary and perpetual; the first has no succession, the latter has, and is called coadjutor with right of succession."
  • "First, they lie in wait for fat livings or sees which are held by an old or sick man, or even by one afflicted by an imaginary incompetence; him the Roman see gives a coadjutor, that is an assistant without his asking or wishing it, for the benefit of the coadjutor, because he is a papal servant, or pays for the office, or has otherwise earned it by some menial service rendered to Rome."