from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as coadjutress.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A female coadjutor
  • noun An assistant (and eventual successor) to an abbess


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  • In case Lloyd were innocent and Mrs. Surratt the guilty coadjutrix and messenger of the conspirators, would not Lloyd have been able to cite so many open and significant remarks and acts of Mrs. Surratt that he would not have been obliged to recall, in all perversion and weakness of uncertainty, deeds and speech so common and unmeaning as his testimony includes?

    The World's Best Orations, Vol. 1 (of 10)

  • After her profession she was commanded by the pope to act as coadjutrix to the

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 3: Brownson-Clairvaux

  • In particular, Clare threw around poverty that irresistible charm which only women can communicate to religious or civic heroism, and she became a most efficacious coadjutrix of St. Francis in promoting that spirit of unworldliness which in the counsels of God, "was to bring about a restoration of discipline in the Church and of morals and civilization in the peoples of Western Europe".

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 4: Clandestinity-Diocesan Chancery

  • She was named coadjutrix to the Abbess of PortRoyal (1602) and continued to live, as she had lived before, without serious irregularities, but also without religious fervour.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 1: Aachen-Assize

  • However, by the aid of the false statement all went smoothly, and the old and delicate abbess of Port Royal, an abbey situated in a marshy hollow eighteen miles from Paris, agreed to take Jacqueline as helper or coadjutrix, with the condition that on the death of the old lady the little girl was to succeed her, while Jeanne was made abbess of

    The Red Book of Heroes

  • Southern press as a fascinating society leader, and even coadjutrix of Southern politicians, -- but he had no reason to believe that she had taken so active or so desperate a part in the struggle.


  • Neither was she failing in increasing the funds, and keeping up a sufficient stock to support and aid the disbursements, for which purpose St. Bertrand was often brought forward, and few there were of the inmates, that were known to possess any property, who had the hardihood to deny the Saint, and his coadjutrix the abbess.

    Magdalen; or, the Penitent of Godstow

  • Eustace resolved to employ this period of liberty in executing a project he had formed, and in which he meant Isabel should be his coadjutrix.

    The Loyalists, Vol. 1-3 An Historical Novel

  • "it would be too extraordinary and too fortunate if I have met at once an honest woman with the attractions of a scheming one, and found in this poverty an able coadjutrix to my desires."

    The Queen's Necklace

  • The old marchioness 'circle soon surrounded you; she was one of my company's instruments, and from that time we counted on you as a coadjutrix some day. "

    The Son of Clemenceau


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