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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [koh-aj-uh-ter, koh-uh-joo-ter]
    • /koʊˈædʒ ə tər, ˌkoʊ əˈdʒu tər/
    • /kəʊ.ˈæ.dʒʊ.tə/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [koh-aj-uh-ter, koh-uh-joo-ter]
    • /koʊˈædʒ ə tər, ˌkoʊ əˈdʒu tər/

Definitions of coadjutor word

  • noun coadjutor a bishop appointed as assistant to a diocesan bishop 3
  • noun coadjutor an assistant 3
  • noun coadjutor an assistant; helper 3
  • noun coadjutor a person, often another bishop, appointed to assist a bishop, often becoming the successor 3
  • noun coadjutor an assistant. 1
  • noun coadjutor an assistant to a bishop or other ecclesiastic. 1

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Origin of coadjutor

First appearance:

before 1400
One of the 24% oldest English words
1400-50; late Middle English < Latin, equivalent to co- co- + adjūtor helper (adjū- base of adjuvāre to help (cf. adjutant) + -tor -tor)

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Parts of speech for Coadjutor


coadjutor popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 68% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 67% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

coadjutor usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for coadjutor

noun coadjutor

  • colleague — Your colleagues are the people you work with, especially in a professional job.
  • helper — a person or thing that helps or gives assistance, support, etc.
  • associate — If you associate someone or something with another thing, the two are connected in your mind.
  • co-worker — Your co-workers are the people you work with, especially people on the same job or project as you.
  • assistant — Assistant is used in front of titles or jobs to indicate a slightly lower rank. For example, an assistant director is one rank lower than a director in an organization.

Antonyms for coadjutor

noun coadjutor

  • antagonist — Your antagonist is your opponent or enemy.
  • opponent — a person who is on an opposing side in a game, contest, controversy, or the like; adversary.

Top questions with coadjutor

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