coadjutor

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n coadjutor an assistant to a bishop
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Coadjutor One who aids another; an assistant; a coworker. "Craftily outwitting her perjured coadjutor ."
    • Coadjutor (R. C. Ch) The assistant of a bishop or of a priest holding a benefice.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n coadjutor One who aids another; an assistant; a helper; an associate in occupation.
    • n coadjutor One who is empowered or appointed to perform the duties of another. Johnson. Specifically
    • n coadjutor 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.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Coadjutor a helper or assistant: an associate:—fem. Coadju′tress, Coadju′trix
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. See Co-, and Aid
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. co, with, adjutor, a helper—ad, to, juv-āre, to help.

Usage

In literature:

Hastings greatly disliked the new form of government, and had no very high opinion of his coadjutors.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
I have yet to reply to the main ground on which you and your coadjutors rely for the overthrow of our system of slavery.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
Full details are given of his literary thefts by M. Querard and his coadjutors.
"Notes and Queries, Number 236, May 6, 1854" by Various
In all his efforts Griffin had no more effective coadjutor than the fleet-surgeon, Kane.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 6 of 8" by Various
Nor is his coadjutor, WILLIAM BEDFORD, of less potent renown.
"Bibliomania; or Book-Madness" by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
Edinburgh; who has been a most effective coadjutor on this occasion.
"A Historical Survey of the Customs, Habits, & Present State of the Gypsies" by John Hoyland
He had faithful helpers, capable coadjutors.
"Herbert Hoover" by Vernon Kellogg
A year ago he gave the coadjutor a blow with his cane, and the coadjutor is as much a priest as he.
"Friars and Filipinos" by Jose Rizal
The Bishop, hardly to the surprise of his crafty coadjutor, flew into a towering rage.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
We have also his noble contemporaries and coadjutors, all in this volume.
"The Humors of Falconbridge" by Jonathan F. Kelley
The coadjutors whom he had in view were myself, the late Lord Greenock, Charles Bulpett, and Charles Edward Jerningham.
"Memoirs of Life and Literature" by W. H. Mallock
And his coadjutor, Ewell, is worthy of his companionship.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
But a mightier coadjutor was at hand.
"A History of the English Church in New Zealand" by Henry Thomas Purchas
Consecrated at Paris, 1714, as coadjutor to the bishop of Quebec, but never came to America.
"The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History" by Various
Calling his coadjutor Smith to help him, they each took an arm of Sybil and forced her from the scene.
"Tried for Her Life" by Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth
A battle of pamphlets raged for some time; Droste was not re-installed but was obliged to accept a coadjutor.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 7" by Various
I praised my able coadjutor, Captain Wallace, without whose skilful seamanship not a soul of us could ever have reached that secret world.
"The Goddess of Atvatabar" by William R. Bradshaw
In the massacre of the Saint Bartholomew, for example, it was a zealous coadjutor.
"Paris" by William Walton
Washington cheered on his faithful coadjutor.
"The Student's Life of Washington; Condensed from the Larger Work of Washington Irving" by Washington Irving
She was indeed her companion, her coadjutor, and her rival.
"A Short History of French Literature" by George Saintsbury
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In news:

Jeffrey MacDonald "I will not be as much in demand," said A. Robert Hirschfeld , Bishop Coadjutor of New Hampshire.
Jeffrey MacDonald "I will not be as much in demand," said A. Robert Hirschfeld, Bishop Coadjutor of New Hampshire.
Jeffrey MacDonald "I will not be as much in demand," said A. Robert Hirschfeld, Bishop Coadjutor of New Hampshire .
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