Suf"fra*gan (?), a. [F. suffragant, L. suffragans, p.pr. of suffragari to support with one's vote, to be favorable. See Suffrage.]

Assisting; assistant; as, a suffragan bishop.

 

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Suf"fra*gan (?), n. [F. suffragant: cf. LL. suffraganeus. See Suffragan, a.]

1.

An assistant.

2. Eccl.

A bishop considered as an assistant, or as subject, to his metropolitan; an assistant bishop.

 

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