American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A coworker; an assistant. See Synonyms at assistant.
- n. An assistant to a bishop, especially one designated to succeed the bishop.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who aids another; an assistant; a helper; an associate in occupation.
- n. One who is empowered or appointed to perform the duties of another. Johnson. Specifically
- n. The assistant of a bishop or other prelate. A permanent coadjutor may or may not be appointed, with right of succession. Synonyms Associate, Friend, Companion, etc. (see
associate), fellow-worker, auxiliary, cooperator.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who aids another; an assistant; a coworker.
- n. (R. C. Ch.) The assistant of a bishop or of a priest holding a benefice.
- n. an assistant to a bishop
- From Old French coadjuteur, from Latin coadiūtor, from co- + adiūtor ("helper"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English coadjutour, assistant, from Latin coadiūtor : co-, co- + adiūtor, assistant (from adiūtāre, to aid; see adjutant). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“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.”
“He said his successor would be elected during 2007, and would act with him as "coadjutor" until he stepped down.”
“Then, a notable person in Rome, from out of nowhere, discusses the pronunciation of 'coadjutor' on his website albeit an old post - 5/23/06 - so did he know then?”
“Due to Pilarczyk's age, instead of sending an assistant bishop to help him, a "coadjutor" is sent to work alongside him and, eventually, succeed him, Andriacco said.”
“We have coadjutor bishops, suffragan bishops and assisting bishops.”
“As coadjutor bishop of the Diocese of Trenton, O'Connell will succeed the Most Rev. John Mortimer Smith when the pope "accepts his resignation as required by canon law," at a date to be determined, according to a release from Catholic.”
“The wait ended Friday, when the Vatican announced that Pope Benedict XVI had named O'Connell the next bishop of the Diocese of Trenton, N.J. O'Connell, 55, will be ordained July 30 as coadjutor bishop-elect.”
“This cheerful 83-year-old is also recognized by the Vatican, as a coadjutor bishop, similar to an auxiliary bishop.”
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