assisting or auxiliary to, as applied to any bishop in relation to the archbishop or metropolitan who is his superior, or as applied to an assistant or subsidiary bishop who performs episcopal functions in a diocese but has no ordinary jurisdiction, as, in the Church of England, a bishop consecrated to assist the ordinary bishop of a see in part of his diocese.
(of a see or diocese) subordinate to an archiepiscopal or metropolitan see.
a suffragan bishop.
(of any bishop of a diocese) subordinate to and assisting his superior archbishop or metropolitan
(of any assistant bishop) having the duty of assisting the bishop of the diocese to which he is appointed but having no ordinary jurisdiction in that diocese
a suffragan bishop
noun 1. a woman advocate of female suffrage. noun 1. a female advocate of the extension of the franchise to women, esp a militant one, as in Britain at the beginning of the 20th century suffragette [(suf-ruh-jet)] A suffragist. Today, the term suffragette is often considered demeaning.
[suhf-roo-tes-uh nt] /ˌsʌf rʊˈtɛs ənt/ adjective 1. partially or slightly woody; subshrubby.
[suh-froo-ti-kohs] /səˈfru tɪˌkoʊs/ adjective 1. woody at the base and herbaceous above. suffruticose /səˈfruːtɪˌkəʊz/ adjective 1. (of a plant) having a permanent woody base and herbaceous branches
verb (used with object), suffumigated, suffumigating. 1. to fumigate from below; apply fumes or smoke to. verb 1. (transitive) to fumigate from or as if from beneath