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suffragan (n.)

late 14c., "bishop who assists another bishop," especially one with no right of ordinary jurisdiction, from Anglo-French and Old French suffragan (13c.), from Medieval Latin suffraganeus "an assistant," noun use of adjective, "assisting, supporting," applied especially to a bishop, from Latin suffragium "support" (see suffrage). Related: Suffragant.

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Definitions of suffragan

suffragan (n.)
an assistant or subordinate bishop of a diocese;
Synonyms: suffragan bishop
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