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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: Medieval Latin suffraganeus, from suffragium 'support, prayer'

suffragan

adjective
     
suf‧fra‧gan [only before noun]
a suffragan bishop helps another bishop of higher rank in their work
suffragan noun [countable]

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