Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A helper.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Archaic A helper or assistant.

Etymologies

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From Latin adiūtor ("helper, assistant"), from adiuvō ("help, assist").

Examples

  • Last year, he was appointed co-adjutor bishop of Hong Kong, paving the way for Cardinal Zen's retirement.

    Bishop Tong to Lead Catholics in Hong Kong

  • I met Bishop Geoffrey Jarrett many years ago, before he was ordained co-adjutor Bishop of the diocese of Lismore, Australia in 2001 he succeeded to the see later in the same year.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • The occasion for its doing so is apparently the impending replacement of the diocese's moderately liberal bishop, Harry Flynn, with his impeccably orthodox and outspoken co-adjutor, John Nienstedt.

    Archive 2007-11-01

  • The occasion for its doing so is apparently the impending replacement of the diocese's moderately liberal bishop, Harry Flynn, with his impeccably orthodox and outspoken co-adjutor, John Nienstedt.

    When regress is progress

  • He was appointed Co-adjutor Bishop of Toronto on January 6th, 1953, and then Bishop in 1955.

    The Church Amid World Cultures

  • To his secret surprise, Rubinstein, together with his co-adjutor Zaremba, professed great enthusiasm concerning him, and unceasingly urged him to enter the Conservatoire.

    The Genius

  • To this esteemed co-adjutor the reader is indebted for the revisal of the Gaelic department of this work, as well as for the following prefatory observations on the subject: --

    The Modern Scottish Minstrel , Volume I. The Songs of Scotland of the past half century

  • "With or without bath?" demanded the co-adjutor, whose voice possessed

    With Those Who Wait

  • The meal over, Anton Rubinstein, originator of the plan, and Zaremba, his able co-adjutor, made brief speeches.

    The Genius

  • In the same year, 1897, with G.P. Culverwell, the engineer of my old railway, the Belfast and County Down, as co-adjutor, I was entrusted by Robertson with a similar inquiry concerning the Buncrana to Carndonagh line (18 miles in length) also in Donegal, and also promoted by the Londonderry and Lough Swilly Company.

    Fifty Years of Railway Life in England Scotland and Ireland

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