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Definition of suffragan noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

suffragan

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈsʌfrəɡən//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsʌfrəɡən//
 
(also suffragan bishop)
 
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a bishop who is an assistant to a bishop of a particular diocese Word Origin late Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French and Old French, representing medieval Latin suffraganeus ‘assistant (bishop)’, from Latin suffragium.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: suffragan