English [ edit ]
Etymology [ edit ]
, Anglo-Norman Old French , from (the stem of) suffragam Latin ( suffrāgium “ suffrage ”).
Pronunciation [ edit ]
suffragan ( plural ) suffragans
bishop seen in relation to his archbishop or metropolitan province (which may summon him for support, to attend synods etc.).
1485, Syr Thomas Malory, , Le Morte Darthur Bk.XII, Ch.xiiij:
Now take your hors said sir Tristram And as ye say / soo hit shal be / and alle thyn euylle wil god forgyue it yow and I doo / And here within this myle is the
suffrecan of Carleil that shalle gyue yow the sacrament of baptym An
: 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 3, The Mirror and the Lamp
One saint's day in mid-term a certain newly appointed suffragan-bishop came to the school chapel, and there preached on “The Inner Life.”
See also [ edit ]
Adjective [ edit ]
suffragan ( not ) comparable
Of or pertaining to a suffragan.