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English Dictionary: Suffragan by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
suffragan
n
  1. an assistant or subordinate bishop of a diocese [syn: suffragan, suffragan bishop]
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Suffragan \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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Suffragan \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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