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noun 
  1. A purely descriptive term for a bishop in charge of a diocese which is part of a larger archdiocese or metropolitan province; the archbishop or metropolitan has no power over such a bishop, but has some authority over the diocese if the see is vacant.
  2. An auxiliary bishop.
adjective 
  1. Of or pertaining to a suffragan.
Etymology: Latin suffragium, '(political) support'.


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