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co•ad•ju•tor  (kō ajə tər, kō′ə jo̅o̅tər),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. an assistant.
  2. Religionan assistant to a bishop or other ecclesiastic.
  3. Religiona bishop who assists another bishop, with the right of succession.
  • Latin, equivalent. to co- co- + adjūtor helper (adjū- base of adjuvāre to help (compare adjutant) + -tor -tor)
  • late Middle English 1400–50

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coadjutor /kəʊˈædʒʊtə/ n
  1. a bishop appointed as assistant to a diocesan bishop
  2. rare an assistant
Etymology: 15th Century: via Old French from Latin co- together + adjūtor helper, from adjūtāre to assist, from juvāre to help

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