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suffragan (plural suffragans)
- A bishop seen in relation to his archbishop or metropolitan province (which may summon him for support, to attend synods etc.).
- An auxiliary bishop.
- 2015, GR Evans, Edward Hicks: Pacifist Bishop at War:
- A suffragan could share the tasks which were special to bishops; for example, by conducting confirmations.
suffragan (not comparable)
- Of or pertaining to a suffragan.