from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A coworker; an assistant. See Synonyms at assistant.
- n. An assistant to a bishop, especially one designated to succeed the bishop.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An assistant or helper.
- n. An assistant to a bishop.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who aids another; an assistant; a coworker.
- n. The assistant of a bishop or of a priest holding a benefice.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an assistant to a bishop
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)
From Old French coadjuteur, from Latin coadiūtor, from co- + adiūtor ("helper"). (Wiktionary)