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ˈsʌf rə gənSuf·fra·gan

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. suffragan, suffragan bishopnoun

    an assistant or subordinate bishop of a diocese


  1. suffragannoun

    A bishop seen in relation to his archbishop or metropolitan province (which may summon him for support, to attend synods etc.).

  2. suffragannoun

    An auxiliary bishop.

  3. suffraganadjective

    Of or pertaining to a suffragan.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. SUFFRAGANnoun

    A bishop considered as subject to his metropolitan.

    Etymology: suffragant, Fr. suffraganeus, Latin.

    Suffragan bishops shall have more than one riding apparitor. John Ayliffe, Parergon.

    Becket, archbishop of Canterbury, insolently took upon him to declare five articles void, in his epistle to his suffragans. Matthew Hale.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Suffraganadjective

    assisting; assistant; as, a suffragan bishop

  2. Suffraganadjective

    an assistant

  3. Suffraganadjective

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

  4. Etymology: [F. suffragant: cf. LL. suffraganeus. See Suffragan, a.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Suffragan

    suf′ra-gan, adj. assisting.—n. a coadjutor-bishop: any bishop in relation to his metropolitan.—n. Suff′raganship.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Suffragan in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Suffragan in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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