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Suffragan

SUFFRAGAN (Med. Lat. su/raganeus su/ragator, one who assists, from sufragari, to vote in favour of, to support) in the Christian Church, (i) a diocesan bishop in his relation to the metropolitan; (2) an assistant bishop. (See the article BISHOP.)

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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