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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SUFFRAGAN

There are no other signatures of suffragan or inferior bishops attached.

Barking is a suffragan bishopric in the diocese of St Albans.

Its first prelate was suffragan to the metropolitan see of Méjico.

Kensington is a suffragan bishopric in the diocese of London.

Islington is a suffragan bishopric in the diocese of London.

Dover is a suffragan bishopric in the diocese of Canterbury.

Eight formulas used by suffragan bishops from 1059 to 1200 are inserted in it.

Beverley is the seat of a suffragan bishop in the diocese of York.

He was represented in the camp by his suffragan, the bishop of the Orkneys.

Lady Sarah is gone, too, and Alison has been promoted to a suffragan bishopric.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "bishop who assists another bishop," from Anglo-French and Old French suffragan (13c.), from Medieval Latin suffraganeus "assisting, supporting," from Latin suffragium "support" (see suffrage).

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