- a bishop appointed as assistant to a diocesan bishop
- rare an assistant
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
- an assistant.
- Religionan assistant to a bishop or other ecclesiastic.
- 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