vicar general

vicar general

noun, plural vic·ars-gen·er·al.

  1. Roman Catholic Church. a priest deputized by a bishop to assist him in the administration of a diocese.
  2. Church of England. an ecclesiastical officer, usually a layperson, who assists a bishop or an archbishop in the discharge of his judicial or administrative duties.

noun plural vicars general

  1. an official, usually a layman, appointed to assist the bishop of a diocese in discharging his administrative or judicial duties

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